On November 2nd, students of St. Katharine Drexel gathered around for the unveiling of their brand new playground. Not just any playground, but a playground made entirely out of recycled dental care items–better yet, the playground was the grand prize in a recycling contest and valued at $50,000!
The playground challenge was hosted by Colgate, Shoprite and TerraCycle. The competition included more than 800 schools from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Connecticut and Maryland. St. Katharine Drexel students, with the assistance of their families and the parish communities of Assumption and St. Bede, collected and recycled over 10,000 oral care items to win the contest.
Way to go St. Katharine Drexel–enjoy your new playground!