Brevard County

Brevard County elementary school gets makeover, adds butterfly garden

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A Brevard County elementary school gets a major makeover, rebuilding and revamping parts of the school grounds.

On Saturday, Brevard County Schools teamed up with The Hope Depot Foundation to revitalize Imperial Estates Elementary, a Title I school in Titusville.


Dozens of volunteers helped rejuvenate the entranceway and outdoor courtyard at the school, which is home to more than 600 students.

Volunteers also installed a new butterfly garden.

“Imperial Estates is over 50 years old, so our school is in need of refurbishing. We still function, but our groundskeepers and custodial staff are unable to keep up with the demands. This initiative is for students and staff alike, to give them a school they can be proud of,” said fifth-grade teacher Alan Bryant.

According to a news release, other projects included building new seating, landscaping, painting, and much more to create spaces for students to enjoy activities outside of their classrooms.

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This project is part of The Home Depot Foundation’s nationwide community service efforts to honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King aimed at completing service projects that enhance educational spaces and to help drive sustainable change across local communities.

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