Somerville kids join First Lady in White House garden
WASHINGTON (WHDH) -- Five students from Somerville’s Healey School put in a long day’s work at the White House Thursday as they helped Michelle Obama plant seeds for a vegetable garden.
“It’s really exciting. I’ve been having lots of fun. It feels like…I’m dreaming. I don’t feel like I’m really here,” said Brian Chan.
The students were up early Thursday morning to catch a flight to Washington D.C. They joined the first lady and other students from across the country to garden at the White House.
“I got to garden with the first lady and I got to plant all these amazing fruits and vegetables. It’s just incredible,” said Sarah Sweeting.
This project is part of the first lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative, which encourages children to eat healthy and stay active.
The fifth graders, who learned to garden at their own school, plan to use the first lady’s tips to help their own gardens grow.
The students have a lot to show and tell at school on Friday -- some of them got autographs and others plan to keep in touch with Mrs. Obama.
“I was talking about my garden with her, she told me to bring pictures to send them to her. It’s very nice,” said Gabriela Lopez.
The students also got a tour of the White House.
They are returning to Boston Thursday night.