STAMFORD, Conn. -- It wasn't a typical school day, but it's one that Harvey School students threw themselves into.
About 300 upper school students of the school in Katonah headed to Mill River Park in Stamford on Tuesday morning to do cleanup and beautification projects.
Colin Glascott, 16, from Bedford Hills, N.Y., strapped on hip waders to head into the river to pick up trash. Last year, he picked weeds out of the fence at Mill River Park.
"We're picking up all of the trash and all the other stuff that gets put in the river," he said.
Ben Kabakow, a junior from Westport, put his broadcast skills to work interviewing and recording his fellow students and staff members while the cleanup project was underway. He's the producer of the school's television program.
Other groups fanned out on the East Side of Stamford to complete other projects as part of its annual "Harvey Builds" initiative.
Teacher Susan Harris said the school has developed partnerships over the years with various partners to perform community service — and the Mill River Park is a perfect place for them to work.
"We try to pick a community where we feel the whole school can come together and really give back and have an impact and having 300 people in one area can be challenging," she said.