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Students and volunteers help with landscaping project at a Joplin elementary school

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Students and volunteers pitched in Tuesday to give Joplin's Jefferson Elementary School an outdoor facelift.

It was a one-day landscaping project.

Volunteers planted and painted to create what the school calls an outdoor learning center.

It's essentially a little garden area where students can escape the classroom to study outside.

"Students like to learn but they love to learn outside," says Jarrett Cook of Jefferson Elementary.  When you change up the classroom environment and you are always not inside the class, it is nice to get outside and do some things, and sometimes those things can get pretty messy."

A grant from Lowe's Home Improvement Stores helped pay for the project. 

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