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The lead up to Monday’s American Eclipse paled in comparison to the social media bonanza of eclipse memories, photos and videos across the country. As so many schools released early in the Bladen County area, Elizabethtown Christian Academy moved in the opposite direction – they threw a party.

“Watching history with our ECA family was amazing,” said Lauren Thomas, PTO President. “Mrs. [LaDonna] Coates put together an awesome party with Moon Pies, straw rockets and TANG. This made a special day memorable for all ages.”

The school-wide event provided eclipse glasses for the student body, teachers, staff, parents and friends that were in attendance to be able to safely witness the celestial phenomenon.

The party included S.T.E.A.M activities that outlined the eclipse process and other space exploration activities. Activities like the rocket straws, that used the student’s lung power to propel paper rockets all over the campus. Prior to the start of the party, elementary students baked cookies representing the multiple phases of the eclipse.

“God blessed us with the perfect canvas to study a solar eclipse for all our science classes,” said LaDonna Coates, ECA Science Teacher. “Having all our families and friends join us allowed the Science department to incorporate S.T.E.A.M. activities into family learning.”

“Studying about God and seeing God’s work in progress is a phenomenal opportunity in Christian education,” added Beverly Bridgers, ECA Head of School. “The fact that our students could learn science and participate in hands-on activities while watching the eclipse was an exciting experience.”

 

“Studying about God and seeing God’s work in progress is a phenomenal opportunity in Christian education,” added Beverly Bridgers, ECA Head of School. “The fact that our students could learn science and participate in hands-on activities while watching the eclipse was an exciting experience.”

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