Folwell Elementary Builds

Folwell Elementary Builds

On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 390 students in grades K-5 at Folwell Elementary School in Rochester, MN, participated in the largest Kids Build carpentry workshop event to date! With support from local contractors the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters was able to provide all of the kits and materials for the build at no cost to students. Council’s Apprentices and other members from Local 1382 were on-site to assist in six, hour-long build sessions. Folwell parent volunteers were also on hand to help with the event.

“We are just enjoying our time here with the students, having them become familiar with working with the basic hand tools and hammer, and just enjoying watching them put things together with their own hands,” said Matt Price, an instructor for North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters.

“They’re having a ball, I mean we were doing from kindergarten all the way up to 5th grade and the kids are just loving it, you know. They’re laughing, they’re giggling, they’re intense into what they’re doing, and they’re just having a great time,” said Dominic Andrist, Local 1382 business representative.


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