Student playing chess

March 11 was a day of creative learning in Marlboro, as Middle and High School students participated in a wide array of fun and educational workshops. At Marlboro Middle School (MMS), students got to choose from activities such as creative writing, yoga, chess, slime-making, and cornhole. There were also a variety of workshops that explored STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) topics, as well as a popular mindfulness project that involved making calming jars using glitter and colored water.

At the High School, students were able to try their hands at making fresh mozzarella, building cardboard gliders, and propagating aloe plants. Classes that explored powerlifting, aromatherapy, improv, and game design were big hits among students, as were an escape room challenge, a song war competition, and a pickleball tournament.

This is the fourth Workshop Day to take place at MMS, and the first at the High School. According to MMS Principal Debra Clinton, the days give students the opportunity to break away from their normal routines and schedules and explore hobbies and interests outside of the typical classroom curriculum. “The different activities encourage students to try new things and also help strengthen a sense of support and belonging throughout the school,” she said.