Using a Learn and Serve Indiana mini-grant from the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), the school formed a committee with teachers Jennifer Simpson, Beth Taylor, Kerry Ferguson, Joanie Knapp and Jonathon Shannon taking the lead on the project.
They created a fitness trail that will be used not only by the students but is open to the entire community.
The trail was dug out and the stone laid in by students, teachers and community members in early May. Then a layer of topsoil was placed. Flowerbeds with annuals and perennials were planted. Classes participating in the creation of the trail were first, fourth and fifth grades plus Physical Education classes.
The school hopes to add to the property with additional walking trails, flower gardens, amphitheater and an outdoor classroom.
The trail is located on the southeast side of Roachdale Elementary School.