LYNN - Lynn Elementary School continues to achieve success and strives in multiple ways for their students to learn, besides the classic textbook example.
With their outdoor classroom - which has been created through efforts by the faculty, staff and the community - students get excited to see the results, and the teachers and administration feel the satisfaction to see that what they are doing is working. It is no surprise the school has received a $3,500 grant.
Provided through the Alabama Power Foundation, it is a “Students to Stewards” grant, and only six schools in the state received one. It will be used toward the construction of a greenhous, as part of the next phase of the outdoor classroom at LES. The school will have one year to accomplish this phase, Principal Jennifer Baker said, who mentioned she was contacted Feb. 3, and given news of the grant, with the grant presentation Feb. 26.
The day the school found out about the grant was the last day to apply for it. One of the teachers, Kaci Randolph, had been researching greenhouses for her own use at home when Baker approached her with the idea of a greenhouse for the school.
“The research she had already been doing was similar to what we were needing here at the school,” Baker said. “She’s all things science. She does a phenomenal job coordinating our outdoor classroom and teaching our second and third grade science classes.”
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