High schoolers build 'school bus hut' for disabled student
Getting on the bus in the morning is now a lot more enjoyable for a Rhode Island boy who uses a wheelchair to get around. When a high school class heard he would sit out in the rain, cold and wind while waiting for the bus -- it got the wheels in their heads spinning. sam read shows us something good.
for the past few weeks when five year old rider gets ready to head to school. A beautifully built bus hut. It's become his fort. It's a little writer's little man cave is where he waits to get picked up with Ryder being in a wheelchair. Unfortunately, it's about 75 ft from the door to the bus. He's not the typical child that can just run out when the bus comes initially a patio umbrella was used to keep him dry, but with the winter weather approaching, his family asked for help to get him something more suitable. So we actually put a post out on facebook just looking for friends that maybe knew somebody that had one that we're no longer using when word got over to Westerly high school. I think my first emails. Absolutely. We're in dan McKenna's construction class. The construction class at Westerly is the best class at Westerly went to work to prove that. True. I think it's very important for my students learn not only the aspects of just construction but of being involved in the community. Mason healed, took the reins, making it his senior project because it's not just a shed, it's kind of, I'm helping out somebody. He drew blueprints approved by the family and made everything ada accessible riders. Older brother is also in the class. We all worked really closely together and we all Communicated pretty well. Home Depot, donated $300 worth of wood and the killings purchased $600 Mr. McKenna's construction class donated countless hours of their time. They all work together for a common goal and they really enjoy that because they know the end result, they know where it's going. It definitely made it extra special. It was pretty cool to do something like that. A former construction student volunteered to drop it off and now getting picked up is something writer looks forward to. They're incredible. I mean, they've come come forward a couple times for Ryder. Ryder hasn't yet met the class that rallied around him, but they plan to in the future that one photo that the family sent me made it all worth it and I shared that with the students and what they've built goes beyond the classroom. I just want to thank them very much. This is a great thing they did for writer and it'll be here for years to come showing you something good. I'm sam reed.