Concow Elementary School gets new look with help from community

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Concow Elementary School gets new look with help from community

When the Concow Elementary School moved to its new home at the Spring Valley School campus, they saw the improvements that needed to be done.

Concow Elementary School gets new look with help from community

Attended concow school before the camp fire are now moving into an old school with a new look.

Action news now reporter jafet serrato spoke to the volunteers who made it possible.

<standup: dozens of volunteers came saturday to help repaint concow school at spring valley it was vacant for nearly a decade before the camp fire broke out i spoke with one student and volunteers about how important it is to rebuild after the camp fire.

(nats) hey wanna go play in the slide?

Annie iles is a 6th grader in concow school at spring valley.

(nats) paint brush stroke iles: "i'm thankful, people actually are recognizing us and having hope for us and some people like the kids don't even know the school and theyre coming and painting" with buckets of paint on hand& dozens of volunteers grabbed their paint brushes, climbed a ladder and made sure not to leave any spots behind.

Saul: "it's going to look nice as you can see" don saul is a member of their school board& he says it's important for students like annie who lost everything in the camp fire& to look forward to new things in life.

Saul: "kids are really resilient.

They recover i think faster than the adults recover sometimes.

We're doing everything we can to help our school community."

Saul says saturday's paint job would not be possible without volunteers like grand master azad.

Azad: "it's said you make a living for what you do but you make a world and make a life from what you give.

So the message of azads martial center is to always step out of your limit and do something for other people regardless of where youre at.

So today my team and i are here to make a difference in people's lives" (nats) kids running on rocks annie says life isn't as easy playing outside& and appreciates the help for her school.

(nats) annie speaking to her friend iles: "i've heard that our school is finally getting help more than we did last year.

Its getting better" saul: "without volunteers you don't have a community you don't have a school you don't have a city you don't have a church without volunteers.

Its great to see all the volunteers helping us we really apreciate it" and how does annie think her classmates will react to the new paint?

Iles: "i think theyre going to be happy for this new fresh paint and our school is going to look better" standup: the school principal says students should see the final product on monday.

Reporting in butte county jafet serrato action news now about 50 students are enrolled in concow school at spring valley.###

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