Fine joinery it was not
but I feel rewarded to
have had the opportunity to teach some kids how
to make bluebird houses.
It was the last day of their class
and each child left with a completed bluebird house and a set of
instructions on where to install it.
Every child was extremely attentive
and I have to say that they quickly learned some basic unplugged
woodworking skills which hopefully has inspired them to learn
more about it later on in life.
Schools no longer teach woodworking
skills and it is up to people like you and me to step up and
engage children in the satisfaction of making a useful object
with their hands.
This little girl quickly learned how to drive nails. I helped
her hold the boards
in place and she did the rest.
Thanks to the National Park Service for sponsoring the
Those were some very happy children.
James E. Price