The Fellows in Education Class of 2021-2022 held their monthly gathering on Tuesday, November 9th at Briggs Elementary School. Participants were greeted by students playing violins in concert outside while lunch was served. Later, principal Tara Newton and her staff shared many of the school’s classroom activities and future student enrichment plans. Florence 1 Schools Farm to School Coordinator Jeff Murrie explained the goals of the farm program which are to increase SC grown fruits and vegetables in all schools, promote healthy eating habits while providing nutrition and agriculture education. The class also helped celebrate Briggs Elementary School recently being chosen as a 2021 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Lighthouse Schools. The Fellows program is designed to give local leaders a unique, behind-the-scenes look into several schools within Florence 1 School system. It is partnership program managed by Florence 1 Schools, The School Foundation and the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.
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