Chesterbrook Academy Preschool students release ladybugs on Earth Day

On April 22, Chesterbrook Academy preschoolers released thousands of ladybugs into the environment to improve the health of local vegetation. Photos courtesy of Chesterbrook Academy
On April 22, Chesterbrook Academy preschoolers released thousands of ladybugs into the environment to improve the health of local vegetation. Photos courtesy of Chesterbrook Academy

On April 22, Chesterbrook Academy Preschool students in Royersford got a little buggy in celebration of Earth Day.

With the help of parents and teachers, more than 80 students scattered across the schoolyard and placed thousands of ladybugs back into the environment on plants, flowers and trees. Dressed for the occasion, students wore red and black colors. Students also planted flowers around the school.

Chesterbrook Academy Preschool’s Earth Day celebration serves as a chance to combine learning with fun, as students have been studying about the biological defense system ladybugs create for the environment. As one of nature’s most helpful and lucky creatures, ladybugs feed on insects that are harmful to gardens, trees and shrubs.