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Naperville Students Take Learning Outside

Students at a local elementary school recently worked with faculty and staff to accomplish a classroom goal.

When 12 teachers from Builta ran last year’s Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon, they weren’t sure what to raise money for; but when the idea came about for an outdoor classroom, students quickly got on board.

They decided to supplement the marathon funds by raising money for the project themselves. That meant starting their own running club, coloring for donations, and having staff hold a babysitting night so parents could donate money while they enjoyed the night out.

After combining the funds from their various projects with the marathon money, the outdoor classroom they worked so hard for is now almost complete.

“We’re hoping to be done sometime next week, then able to use soon thereafter. One of our goals was to have it completed by the end of the year so that students that helped raise the funds could use it,” said Principal of Builta, Kim Stephens.

The school will also be selling commemorative bricks to lie around the classroom once it’s finished.

Naperville News 17’s Natalie Vitale reports.




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