Crowley ISD Connections Magazine Summer 2018 - Page 10

Project Playhouse This spring, students from child guidance, interior design and construction at the B.R. Johnson Career & Tech Center put their skills to the test, designing and constructing a playhouse for the Crowley ISD Employee Child Development Center at Jackie Carden Elementary. The design phase started in the fall, as the students thought through every detail of the project, including budget, functionality and safety. The students then had to pitch the final design to the director of the program, Shawneequa Blount. “I wanted a playhouse that would allow the students a space to have picnics, read and use their imaginations,” Blount said. “I am so proud of our enhanced outdoor learning space. Each time I take someone out to tour our facility, I get the privilege to say the space was designed by Crowley ISD students.” By spring break, most of the playhouse was constructed at the career & tech center, then broken down, delivered and re-assembled on site by the construction students. It includes benches around the trees nearby and a painted mini community roadway for tricycles on the blacktop. 10 CROWLEY ISD CONNECTIONS | Summer 2018