Thornton Academy Trojan News

Picking pumpkins and learning hard work: TA students go down to the farm

Posted by Kristy Kendrick on Oct 11, 2017 11:39:45 AM

This fall, the students enrolled in the Community Vocational Program (CVP) at Thornton Academy have been busy working at Leary Farm in North Saco. CVP is a program specifically designed to create real-world work opportunities and experience for students by exposing them to various vocational opportunities in the community. The broad goal of the program is to individualize sets of activities that focus on improving a student’s movement from school to post-school activities, including education, vocational training, and community participation. Some of the various task the students have done include picking pumpkins and squash out in the field, washing vegetables, making boxes for packaging, and selling fresh produce to faculty at school.

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