Something Small Becomes Something Great!
Episcopal School of Nashville is an independent co-educational Pre-K through middle school, serving students of diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. Valuing the education of the whole child, the school encourages students to engage their minds, bodies, and spirits as they grow in confidence and communion with others.
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Something Small Becomes Something Great!

Something Small Becomes Something Great!

Below is an excellent example of how middle school students learn best and how they can best be empowered.

Middle School students have been learning about infectious diseases, including the one of the year: COVID-19. In discussing some of the harsh side-effects of such a disease, Mr. Jordan’s Advisory Group began discussing the aftermath of a pandemic. Six middle school boys began contemplating the impact of the pandemic on their community and asked themselves how they could help. They decided to begin a food drive in their advisory group. This is just the type of occurrence that happens at Episcopal School. There is an obstacle/idea and the community works together to bring it to fruition.

The boys registered their drive with Second Harvest Food Bank. Once they received their boxes, they started to collect food items. Soon after, they realized it could go bigger and invited their classmates in Middle School to help. Canned goods, cereal boxes, and mac & cheese continued to pour into the designated Middle School entrance at 1310 Ordway Place. The boys’ inspiration then spread to the entire school. They reached out to Chaplain Charlie to help them announce it to their Purple Martin community (see their video above) and news spread fast.

For the last several weeks, students at Episcopal School have been bringing goods in for a student-led food drive which sprung from a discussion related to the community in which they live. This idea, which started small with six boys in one advisory group, has inspired an entire student body of 94 students. All you need is a spark of inspiration to make a big change in the world, and this is what we see every day at Episcopal School of Nashville.