Five students made a positive difference to Madeira’s campus for their sophomore Co-Curriculum placements. During Mod 2, they worked with Calleva, a leading outdoor education group, to create a 2-mile mountain biking loop through the woods very close to Meyer Road.
Olivia Murphy, who works at Calleva, was the placement supervisor.
“The hope is that these trails can be enjoyed by residents and our upcoming campers, who will hopefully add to and maintain the trail. The girls have learned about map reading, trail building skills, and basic mountain biking skills.”
To celebrate the new trail work, the students invited others to walk the trail and admire their work. Despite the rainy weather, there was a good crowd that enjoyed the new trail.
This placement was the first of its kind, combining Calleva with trail work directly on Madeira’s campus, but Olivia is hoping to continue the integration.
“We are already working to plan a project for Co-Curriculum in the spring. It has been amazing for us to have these five girls helping out, so we are looking at how they might be most useful in helping work toward our summer goals in the springtime.”
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