Brookside High School Students Learn Textiles and Sew for International Project

Family and Consumer Science Teacher Debbie Walker brought BHS students Kara and Brittany to a Club meeting to share their experiences in learning about textiles and supporting one of North Coast Rotary’s projects.  Debbie Walker’s classBHS Students make Little Dressesfocused on textiles and she and her students embraced the opportunity to create Little Dresses as one of their hands-on projects.   In addition to learning how to sew (some were already proficient), students created their own fabric designs and explored related vocations. Rotarian Becky Russell addressed the BHS class earlier in the month speaking about her career as a professional costumer and the variety of fabrics she has worked with in the theatre.  In all, students made 18 dresses.  Students were proud of their creations and their opportunity to “give”.  These dresses and others from Avon Lake High School students and Oberlin Rotary will be presented to children in an upcoming trip to Africa.