Williamstown Elementary students are helping design school’s landscaping

WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. (WTAP) – Students from Williamstown Elementary School help landscaping the school.

The school is working with Peter Butler, the director of the School of Design and Community Development at West Virginia University, to create a design for the school grounds.

“Dale contacted us about a specific project we might be involved in,” said Butler. “We’re doing a lot of participatory design projects across the state. This is the first time we’ve got a school to work with. I think it’s a really exciting potential to work with in the future.”

On Friday, Butler and two graduate students came to elementary school to get design ideas from the school’s fifth graders.

Students shared their creative ideas for design, which ranged from flowers to places to exercise.

“Your ideas are fantastic, to be honest,” said Uday Dadda, a PhD student at WVU. “They know exactly what they want. We already have various sketches. We can use them, and some of the ideas are really good. ”

The students enjoyed developing their ideas for the design. They also liked the idea of ​​being involved in the project.

“I think that would be a good way to go. I know we’re just getting started, but like other kids, we could help bring the idea with us and add more ideas to our school, ”said 5th grade student Jordyn Gains. “I think it would be a good idea.”

Butler and his graduate students will work to incorporate the student’s ideas into a landscaping plan.

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