Teachers at Green Magnet Academy Community School now have the option of teaching their classes outside in the school’s new outdoor classroom.
Great Schools Partnership and Knox County Schools held a ribbon-cutting celebration on Aug. 23 to thank the many people and organizations who made the new outdoor classroom possible.
“Great Schools Partnership and our community schools’ initiative were founded on the belief that by working together, we can foster student, school, family and community success,” said Stephanie Welch, Great Schools Partnership president. “Studies show that children tend to have increased concentration and are more motivated, inspired and willing to learn when they are outdoors.”
The outdoor classroom was made possible by the generous contributions of LHP Capital, McNabb Modern Construction, Hoskins Rose Architecture + Design, FE Design & Engineering, Randy Smith 3rd District Knox County Commissioner, St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral and Eagle Scout candidate Ford Wagner and his Boy Scout Troop 757, friends and family.