Keewahdin Elementary School in Fort Gratiot will be getting a new outdoor learning space. The project is a collaborative effort between the school’s Parent Teacher Association, the Fort Gratiot Lowe’s store, and Park Place Landscaping.
The pavilion will be used as an outdoor classroom for science experiments, plays, readers theater, and to extend learning opportunities for students. The space has been on the minds and in the plans of the PTA parents, and came to fruition this fall.
The Lowe’s Heroes Project supplied labor and a portion of the pavilion, valued at $8400 while the PTA kicked in $7500 to make the 20 x 40 pavilion a reality. The Soule Family, owners of Park Place Landscaping, donated the site preparation services.
Acting Superintendent Theo Kerhoulas said, “Collaboration between parents, local businesses and our district has become a hallmark of Port Huron Schools. This flexible outdoor learning space will benefit students for decades to come.”
Brian Ebert, Store Manager for the Fort Gratiot Lowe’s, said, “At Lowe’s we take great pride in supporting local organizations and communities where we live and work.”
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland