Dr. Robert & Gladys Dunn Memorial Grant: Freedom Pen Project

  • School Year: 2021-2022
  • Applicants: Dawn Anstett, Lead Teacher & Diana Tryon (Sedgwick), Carey Poetzsch (King Philip)
  • School: Bristow, Sedgwick, King Philip Middle Schools
  • Subjects: Other

The Freedom Pen Project is an extended learning activity, which takes the skills students in our three middle schools have learned and allows them to use these skills to produce pens. The goal of this project is to send approximately 200 pens made to service men and women working at or being deployed from the Sub-base in Groton, Connecticut. The grant itself provides pen making supplies for all three middle schools and a pen making lathe set-up for Sedgwick and King Philip middle schools to be able to combine their efforts with Bristow middle school in making freedom pens. Pen manufacturing includes many different production applications. Students will (may vary by school)prepare wood blanks for turning, turn pens blanks on lathe, finish and assemble pen blanks, design label for pen packaging, document production process in newsletters or videos and organize a ceremony to hand over pens to a representative.

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