The eight new shrubs adorning the front of the school aren’t just any shrubs…they come from the set of a just-wrapped Adam Sandler movie called Pixels!
A McGregor parent, who worked on the film, kindly arranged for the donation. She tells us Sony has a sustainability policy which aims to have movie items donated rather than thrown away. McGregor is pleased to be the recipient of the company’s greenery recycling efforts.
In the movie, Sandler plays a former video game champ who leads a team of old-school arcaders to defend earth after alien invaders misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them. Co-stars include Kevin James, Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage, and Jane Krakowski. Filmed in Toronto, the movie is set to be released in the summer of 2015.
The shrub planting is part of ongoing efforts to improve the school grounds. The shrubs will look more vibrant come spring, when they’ve got new leaves. Thanks to Andrea, Laurel, Erik, Paula, and Paul for getting them planted.