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Catholic Academy of Stamford creates outdoor classroom space with wood from Tropical Storm Isaias

The Catholic Academy of Stamford is beginning construction on three outdoor classroom spaces to use when students return.

News 12 Staff

Aug 15, 2020, 5:20 PM

Updated 1,407 days ago

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The Catholic Academy of Stamford is beginning construction on three outdoor classroom spaces to use when students return. 
Organizers say this new space will be critical in keeping children 6 feet apart and allowing them to breathe fresh air.
K&J Tree service donated wood chips from storm cleanup after Isaias, and some volunteers offered trees and stumps from their yard.
The school says they're fortunate to have such great community partners and parents pitching in.
Although the K-8 Catholic school has a smaller population than its public counterparts, some parents think this can be an option that all schools can use.  
School officials say they have a lot of outdoor space at their disposal. 
"We have the huge field," said principal Patricia Brady. "Nothing would stop us from just a teacher out there with a chair and the teacher just sitting out there in the grass in the nicer weather."
The school has orientation the last week of August and the school year officially starts right after Labor Day on Sept. 8.


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