Soundview School recently announced an annual partnership with fellow non-profit People Helping Horses.
Every month during the school year, Soundview students will go out to the People Helping Horses facility in Woodinville and volunteer. Community service is an integral part of Soundview School’s International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, which encourages community involvement as part of a global perspective.
Chris Watson, head of the Soundview School Middle Years Programme, instituted the new volunteer aspect of the curriculum.
"A fundamental element of an IB education is learning to value service to your community,” Watson said. “We understand that learning to value service and knowing how to actually get involved in service can be two different things; so we decided that as a non-profit ourselves, we want to partner with other Snohomish County non-profits. We want our students to understand what their school stands for, in addition to learning about local organizations in their own communities that exist to help and serve."
Located in Lynnwood, Soundview School provides unique learning opportunities to students from preschool to grades eight. For more information, visit http://www.soundview.org
Currently headquartered in Woodinville, People Helping Horses provides a safe harbor for the most vulnerable of equines and prepares them for a new life. For more information, visit http://www.peoplehelpinghorses.org