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Vestal Students get a lesson in Do-It-Yourself

VESTAL -- You may not trust them with power tools quite yet, but students at Clayton Ave Elementary were handed hammers and nails today.
As part of the school's "Bookshelves for Literacy" program, each student was given an opportunity to build their own bookshelf.  Aided by parent volunteers and Home Depot employees each child got practical first hand experience.

"I put nails into a board, and I used it with a hammer," said Ava Brunetti, 1st Grader at Clayton Ave Elementary.

"Figuring out the angles of when the wood goes together, those are all practical skills that they'll be needing," said Brad Bruce, Principal, Clayton Ave. Elementary.  "It's a lot different than sitting down and taking a test, it's hands-on. They're going to have fun doing this."

Home Depot donated the wood for the projects, and the Penguin Group and Kohl's donated over 300 books, one for every student to put on their new bookshelves.


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