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Camelot Elementary School held its first ever Green Festival on May 30. - Sarah Dimakis/Federal Way Mirror
Camelot Elementary School held its first ever Green Festival on May 30.
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One year ago, Camelot Elementary School became the first public elementary school in Washington to receive the Department of Education National Green Ribbon Award.

Now, the students and teachers at Camelot have made it their mission to educate the community on what it means to be green.

On May 30, the school held its first ever Green Festival. Activities included student-made science fair projects, arts and crafts, demonstrations on how to cook healthy and green from chefs at St. Francis Hospital, and a dozen booths ranging from Puget Sound Energy to local vendors with organic food samples. (SEE PHOTOS)

Two guest authors made an appearance. Rick Swan, who wrote “Our School Garden,” and Katherine Pryor, author of “Sylvia’s Spinach,” met the kids and read from their respective books.

At the end of the night, volunteer students were split into two groups and all of the remaining trash from the festival was divided into two piles. The kids worked together to sort the garbage into recycling, compost and trash bins, relay style, before the other team could finish.

Camelot sent a powerful message to the community with its two slogans: “Being Green is Cool” and “Act Like Every Day is Earth Day.”

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To see photos from the Green Festival at Camelot, click here.

 

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