How Shaping Wood Can Shape a Child’s Success

MARK MORTENSEN, ARTS DEPARTMENT CHAIR: A tour of Peck’s campus for prospective parents includes a visit to the woodshop. Nearly all guests express pleasure in seeing that an independent, elementary school offers woodworking classes. Many reminisce of their own experiences in grade-school woodshops.

Nearly all guests express pleasure in seeing that an independent, elementary school offers woodworking classes.

I enjoy sharing with visitors some highlights of Peck’s program. Simple tools and simple projects are introduced in 3rd grade, a Peck student’s first formal exposure to woodworking. Continue reading