Teachers at Christenberry Elementary Community School can now take a break from their normal classroom routines and take students outside to learn in the school’s new outdoor classroom.
Great Schools Partnership partnered with Keep Knoxville Beautiful, local contractor Matt Sterling and Lowe’s home improvement store to make the outdoor classroom possible. Christenberry is one of 16 Community Schools operated by the Great Schools Partnership for Knox County Schools.
“It was a collaborative community effort to bring these partners together to make this project happen for us,” said Kristen Jaggers, Great Schools Partnership’s site resource coordinator at Christenberry.
Studies show that children tend to have increased concentration and are more motivated, inspired and willing to learn when they are outdoors.
Great Schools Partnership’s Community Schools were founded on the belief that by working together, we can foster student, school, family and community success.
For more information on Great Schools Partnership’s Community Schools, please go to: www.greatschoolspartnership.com/community-schools.