Opal Charter School students create their own community plan - May 10, 2010
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Second grade students at Opal Charter School in Portland shared their concepts and designs for a livable community with City staff on a recent Friday morning. As part of a discovery project, students have been talking about what it takes to create a sustainable, caring neighborhood. They started with blocks, worked through ideas and concepts, and now are in the final stages of actually creating their community with cardboard, fabric, clay, sticks and found materials. Take a look inside their world -- and inside the mind of a child. It's pretty cool.



Opal Charter School is a PPS elementary school and a program of the Portland Children's Museum. The mission of the school is to strenghthen public education by provoking fresh ideas concerning environments where creativity, imagination and the wonder of learning thrive.

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