For one day each year, red, white, and blue are the official Neary School colors.
In what has become an annual event, Neary students took part in a “living photo” project last month. Students were asked to wear either red, white, or blue clothing. Outside on the Neary play field, they arranged themselves in a color-coded pattern. Last year students spelled out U.S.A in red, white, and blue. This year they made a living American flag.
Neary Principal Linda Murdock told school committee members last month the project is part of an annual care package drive for troop serving overseas. Murdock said a photo of the living arrangement is included in a card that accompanies boxes of candy and Bennie Babies.
The project also serves as a learning opportunity, with fifth graders doing the math and creating a plan for which classes would dress in which colors.