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PHOTOS: Radnor Students Unplug and Connect, March 2

March 6, 2020

Radnor Township School District Unplugs and Connects, March 2

Students holding cell phone bags As soon as Radnor High School and Radnor Middle School students arrived at school on March 2, they knew the day would be a little different than what they -- and most people in the year 2020 -- are used to.

That's because each student was immediately handed a "cell phone sleeping bag" and invited to slip their devices inside, a strategy meant to encourage a break from screens to allow time for reflection on the impact of technology in our lives and a focus on "unplugging and connecting" with each other.

The activity was just one of many held throughout the district on March 2 as the entire Radnor community celebrated a day of unplugging. The official national celebration took place March 6, however RTSD was closed that day to K-5 students and the district wanted to make sure all students had a chance to participate. March 2 was also Read Across America, which was a perfect fit for a day without devices.

For additional event coverage, view the Radnor Unplugs and Connects story, created with Adobe Spark.