SOUTH EASTON — Superintendent Luis Lopes and Principal Leslie Weckesser are pleased to share that freshmen faculty and students embraced being one community with a Gingerbread Holiday Village that includes landmarks from communities Southeastern serves.
Among the landmarks were the Ames Mansion and Borderland State Park in Easton; the historic Bay Road in Easton and Norton; Brockton’s City Hall, Central Fire Station and Campanelli Stadium; Gillette Stadium and Patriot Place in Foxborough; the East Bridgewater and West Bridgewater Town Halls; and the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, to name a few.
The landmarks were made from gingerbread; frosting; various candies including gumdrops, red licorice vines, chocolate candies, candy canes, pretzels, marshmallows and more; and were complete with holiday decorations like Christmas trees, snowmen and wreaths, as well as signs for many of the locations.
The holiday-themed project incorporated team building and project-based learning across all academic and vocational programs and included research, schematics, team bonding and collaboration by the freshmen faculty and students.
Students completed their research at the beginning of last week, and built their individual village projects on Thursday, Dec. 16. Students were able to walk through the full village display on Friday to see how it all came together and enjoy holiday music and hot chocolate.
“This was a great project that encouraged attention to detail, creativity, collaboration and hands-on work, all while building holiday spirit and paying homage to many of the well-known landmarks that make our students’ communities unique,” said Vice Principal and Director of Student Life Christina Guarini.
The village will remain on display for students and staff members to see in the District Office Conference Room until Wednesday, Dec. 22.