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BC Student-Athletes Help Spruce Up Oldest Public Elementary School in the U.S.

Boston, Mass. (April 2011) -- Boston College student-athletes traveled to Dorchester, Mass. recently to help clean up the grounds of the Mather School, the oldest public elementary school in the country.  The outreach was part of an Atlantic Coast Conference’s initiative, ACC-Athletes Cleaning the Community. The student-athletes worked together with Mather students in kindergarten through fifth grade on the clean-up project. 

BC and Mather School students plant flowers.

The students cleaned the playground, the newly added outside-classroom and the fence-line perimeter of the school grounds. In addition, they planted flowers matching the Mather’s school colors, orange and blue.   

Mather School Principal Emily Cox and Assistant Principal Karyn Stranberg welcomed the BC student-athletes and shared with them some information about the school. 

“You all coming to the Mather to help clean up is important, but just as important is working with the children and making them feel important,” Cox said to the BC students.

Mather School students (Dorchester, Mass.)