- Buckingham ES
Extreme School Makeover
Last May, Buckingham Elementary students were encouraged to walk three miles to raise money in order to build a school in Liberia, Africa. Children, teachers, and parent volunteers carried water jugs and balanced baskets on their heads to get a feel for what it is like to carry water in Africa. As a school, Buckingham raised approximately $7,500, which helped finish the construction of the school and provide solar-power for the building - so women might learn to read at night.
Ms. Courtney Wood, formerly at Buckingham Elementary and now an ESL teacher at Mill Creek, and Ms. Kathryn Sonnie, a 1st grade teacher at Butler, traveled to Africa this past summer to see the school that Buckingham had raised money to help build. They were thanked for their efforts with a chicken and the gratifying sight of the wonderful new school for the children of Liberia.