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Wauwatosa students participate in service learning day

Posted at 5:53 PM, Nov 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 18:53:12-05

Students at Wauwatosa's Wilson Elementary School and Wauwatosa Stem School participated in a Service Learning Day on Tuesday. 

Kids from Junior Kindergarten all the way through 5th grade worked on various service projects. 

Some of them included: making fleece blankets for guests at Ronald McDonald House, preparing lunch bags for the homeless at Guest House of Milwaukee, and cleaning bicycles before handing them over to the non-profit organization Dream Bikes. 

School officials said Service Learning Day shows a commitment to helping others, and teaches students the importance of doing so. 

"They can learn to give back to the community that gives them so much," said Wilson Elementary Principal Mike Heun. 

Heun added this is the first year of Service Learning Day at Wilson. The idea came from the school's Parent Teacher Association. 

But he added he hopes the activity will become an annual tradition. 

"Hopefully they'll look back on this experience and think of ways to help out in the future as well," Heun said.