K-S Exchange Grant Update at Charleston Collegiate School

Thanks to the civic-minded businesses that advertise in our annual Directory Handbook, The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club provided grants to over 30 non-profit organizations this past year.

Bonnie R. Scapellato, Director of Development at Charleston Collegiate School, shares how this contribution has impacted the academic program of their elementary students:

“You might remember that one of the grants you provided this year is for our Lower School “Chickens on Campus” program. Our third graders are leading this effort and divided up into small groups to take on research projects on the many different topics involved in owning chickens. Children completed and presented projects on things like:
· What chickens eat
· How to keep chickens safe (common predators and how to build a coop)
· How our school garden can be involved with the chickens (growing food and composting)
· How other classes can get involved with chickens
· What kind of chickens will thrive best here and produce the most eggs
· Egg production and sales of eggs

They were amazing researchers and now have a wonderful, well thought-out plan on which to execute! Attached are a few pictures of them giving their presentation. We are so thankful for the Exchange Club is making this happen!”

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-Submitted by Lori Leary

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