Don’t you just love it when you hear about a private enterprise doing their part for the community?
Warwick School District is in the midst of renovating and expanding their current middle school, and the students are surrounded by on-going construction. Their very forward-thinking technology teacher thought it would help his students understand the processes going on around them if they could somehow participate in something similar firsthand.
So, they researched what they wanted to build, and decided on a “shed kit” ~ which includes all of the components of a garden shed, but it is not pre-assembled. They even went as far as spending time on the www.FoxSheds.com website, choosing a shed style – the Carriage Shed (shown below), choosing colors, and ordering the shed right online. Of course, being the community-supporter that it is, Fox’s Country Sheds gave them a great discount.
There is also a great article on the Warwick School District website about how much the students learned while building the shed, and what they are purchasing with the proceeds after selling the shed to a fellow teacher.
According to the article, some of the students enjoyed the construction process so much that they might be considering it as a career. Others have taken to starting their own projects at home, such as treehouses.
There were some questions along the way, and Fox’s was always available to help guide them through some tricky construction spots. But, the kids did everything from putting the walls and floor together to shingling the roof, and even hanging the vinyl siding.
I think it’s great that our community has such innovative and bright teachers, who are helping local students expand their horizons. Kudos to the middle school students at Warwick, and their teacher Mr. Hartmann as well as their very helpful Millersville University student teacher.
Fox’s Country Sheds would be happy to assist other local organizations or municipalities with a similar project. They can be reached at www.FoxSheds.com , via email at firstname.lastname@example.org , or called directly at 717-626-9560.