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Samara and El Torito students learn about energy

By Arianna McKinney

CREAR, a nonprofit program that hosts after-school educational programs for Samara and El Torito school students, is adding a new aspect to their activities: monthly in-school assemblies. In June they completed their first round of assemblies, teaching students about non-renewable and renewable energy sources.

During the non-renewable energy assembly, they burned a piece of coal so students could actually see the pollution created, described Johannah Waite, co-coordinator of CREAR, and when they were teaching the students about renewable energy, students were amazed to feel the heat generated from a solar-powered oven.

Allen Matarrita Diaz, a teacher in El Torito, said that the assembly awoke the curiosity of the children. "It was very dynamic and an important theme, that we have to take care of the planet."

After having fun at the assembly, Waite mentioned that now more kids want to attend CREAR's after-school program too. The after-school program on Mondays and Tuesdays offers students free computer classes, and on Wednesdays and Thursdays provides educational enrichment with a variety of hands-on and fun activities like English, science, art, sports, music and dance.

CREAR also plans to begin activities with San Fernando school. The program is funded entirely by fundraisers and private donations. For more information, visit www.asociacioncrear.org.

 

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