The Detroit Waldorf School made national news in early August when NBC reporter, Erin Einhorn, explored schools seeking alternatives to traditional learning models due to Coronavirus. The article covers the school’s ambitious plan to create 14 cedar wood pavilions to shelter students outdoors.
A parent and architect at the school presented the idea in June and fundraising and building began fairly shortly after. Ben Linstrom, a teacher at the school who chairs the school's health and safety committee, explained that when possible class will be outdoors, but students will go inside because of the weather or to use the bathrooms.
Linstorm said the school, “would have embraced outdoor classrooms even without a pandemic, but now the wooden shelters will give the faculty more ways to respond to the changing conditions.”
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