Students celebrate new school year, new sports fields at Napier Elementary

Napier Elementary hosts back to school event
Posted at 11:11 PM, Jul 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-01 12:17:11-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It may be hard to believe, but Metro students will head back to school in just ten days. That's why Napier Elementary hosted a welcome event for students and their families.

Children were able to pick up free supplies like books, pencils and backpacks thanks to generous donations.

COVID-19 vaccinations were also offered at the event by Vanderbilt Medical Center.

In partnership with the Nashville Soccer Club and other donors, school leaders also held a dedication for the school's new soccer and football fields.

Leaders say the pop-up program was crucial for under-served children in the school's community.

"For the students, we hope that they continue to know that we're here for them and that Napier is a safe place for them and that our main goal is to make sure that they know that they can come and continue to function as a student because the last two years - it was hard on everybody," said the school's principal, Dr. Watechia Lawless.

About 250 families attended the event.

On August 15, students will also have the opportunity to attend a Nashville SC game.