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It was a chaotic day for teachers and staff at the Thomas Starr King Middle School but it was a fun and exciting day for 6th graders as they got a special visit from the cast of Nickelodeon's hit show Victorious early Tuesday morning!

The cast teamed up with Nickelodeon's The Big Help and the National Wildlife Federation to plant and clean up an outdoor garden. Celebuzz was there to capture the exciting moments and interview the cast as they helped rebuild their outdoor grounds into an educational outdoor classroom students can learn more about the environment!

It must have been a change of scenery from their usual elite performing arts school for Victorious cast members Leon Thomas III, Daniella Monet, Avan Jogia, Elizabeth Gilles, Matt Bennett and Ariana Grande as they came out to lend a green thumb on Tuesday morning! Upon arrival the cast members were greeted with a cluster of kids screaming and calling out their names anxiously. While girls in P.E. class were waiting for a glimpse of their favorite star, others asked for autographs.

The cast and student came prepared with their best gardening tools and spent the morning pulling weeds, painting, making their own plant pots and even eating some of the vegetables and herbs the students had grown. We spoke with Daniella Monet who told us about the tasty treats she got to enjoy.

"I was so shocked at how much was actually flourishing I mean I harvested with them and I tasted everything they were growing and still have room for more. I was eating everything, I had the black kale, the rainbow Swiss chards, everything, I had it all."

Enthralled by so much knowledge these kids had about the garden that they produced, Daniella also added,

"More than anything, talking to some of these kids they have a different understanding as far as the Earth goes. They are very educated and it made me feel like ‘wow, I’m not doing nearly as much as I should be doing.’  It was nice to see that for sure, they have a good work ethic and you appreciate the food that you eat when you watch it grow and have your hands on it."

Being environmental friendly is what The Big Help and NWF are all about so it didn't surprise us when Leon, as a participant and volunteer commented,

"As the next generation, we have an obligation to be more than just citizens of our county; we have to be citizens of the world. And know that we're going to be bringing in the years to come so we really need to make sure that this world is a better place to live in."

And a better place it will be! As for the students involved cutie Avan stated

"I think that when you give a lot of power to a kid and the knowledge of nature, [it's a good thing] when you can actually produce something from the ground. They put the seeds in the ground and something comes out. In a world where you can literally and probably download a garden, for kids to put down their 'I-somethings', it's like a real life Farmville!"
As for Victorious news, word on the street is that this Saturday we're going to be in for some adventurous trips and a very special guest, as a new episode premieres on Nickelodeon.

Ariana Grande told us, "Shirley Jones is a guest star. That episode is coming out on Saturday called Car, Rain and Fire. She was the mom in the Partridge Family so it was such an honor to have her there."

While Leon gladly exclaimed, "We have a great episode, it's featuring the three girls, and they go on a crazy road-trip and definitely have a kooky ride. So get ready for a really fun episode with some twists and turns."

So make sure you tune in Celebuzzers and let us know what you think of the episode and check out many more exciting ways The Big Help and The National Wildlife Federation are helping out!

Matt Bennett, Ariana Grande, Elizabeth Gillies, Avan Jogia, Daniella Monet and Leon Thomas III.
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  • Kimberly Groher
    Kimberly Groher

    Hi Avan ,Leon ,Matt , Daniella ,Adriana , Liz The school that I graduated from in high school it's part of Redlands I have gardening or picking up garbage trim he roots to take care of the planet to go green so if you please give some more information about it and you please call me at ( 909-810-0084 ) just to give me that information and thank for collaboration .

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