Bains Lower Elementary School has an active School Garden Program.
Play 30 Coach Lanya Mayer works with County Agents Layne Langley and
Andre Brock to coordinate the program through the West Feliciana Parish
Extension of Louisiana Sate University’s Agricultural Center.
Langley works hands on with 300-450 students, ranging from
prekindergarten to first grade, in our school gardens each week. These
“outdoor classrooms” grant our students an opportunity to learn about
science, math, nutrition, and the environment in a way that is both
meaningful and engaging.
to working weekly with our students in the garden, Agent Langley
presents each class with lessons on MyPlate and the importance of proper
diet and exercise. She makes learning about the five food groups and
where our food comes from fun through engaging the students in exciting
lessons such as the “garden obstacle course” and “garden scavenger
Ms. Lanya, and Mr. Brock offer our students incredibly rich learning
opportunities that extend beyond the classroom to support our students
in a healthy, active lifestyle. They are an incredible asset to our
school as well as our community.