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Plainview-Old Bethpage Students “Bash the Trash”

Old Bethpage Elementary School Hosts Event to Encourage Musical Creativity in Students

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s Old Bethpage Elementary School recently hosted an event called “Bash the Trash”, to encourage musical creativity in its students. Students were encouraged to bring in recycled materials and household items that would have been otherwise discarded to build unique instruments. In a school-wide assembly, students used these materials to create and test their unique instruments individually and in a group orchestra.

This initiative was part of Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s ongoing efforts to encourage critical thinking skills in students and encourage creativity through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) programs. Events like “Bash the Trash” and so many others represent the myriad ways that the District continues to serve its students beyond the everyday classroom experience.

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Photo 1: A Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District student proudly presents his homemade instruments on “Bash the Trash” day at Old Bethpage Elementary School. The event is one of many held in the District to encourage creativity.

Photo 2: Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District students show off their homemade instruments in the “Bash the Trash” event. Creativity was on full display from the students of Old Bethpage Elementary School, as they used household items such as plastic bottles and cardboard tubes. 

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