Carpentry Students Win 1st Place in Competition
Carpentry Students Win 1st Place in Eco Carpentry Challenge
Posted on 05/11/2018
Carpentry Students with their Eco Carpentry Challenge Bed10th Grade Carpentry students Tyler Alden of Chelmsford, and Jonathan Suero and Luke Boucher of Pepperell, with the upcycled bed they created out of used office furniture for the Eco-Carpentry Challenge statewide competition.

With guidance from instructor Jonathan Pryor and assistance from the Engineering and Early Childhood departments, they designed and built a loft style bed which was given to a 4-year-old Syrian refugee who had fled the bombing which destroyed his home. The bed took 1st place in the competition and won a $2000 award for the Carpentry program.

The educational value of this experience was multi-tiered: The students expanded their carpentry skills, learned to look for recycling opportunities in unusual places, and at the same time were able to give to a charitable cause.