Dec 14, 2020

Costuming Class Gains Real-World Experience

Costuming Class Gains Real-World Experience

 

In October, students in Mrs. Jennifer Fitzpatrick's four theatre costuming classes began a project to sew reusable, fabric face masks to benefit members of the Devereux community.

While students in the theatre costuming classes typically create elaborate costumes for the school’s award-winning musicals, this year has been a bit different. With restrictions on large-group gatherings, the theatre costuming students have not had as many opportunities to practice their sewing skills. By creating the fabric masks, which are one of the top items on Devereux’s “needs” list, MPCS students are receiving “real-world” sewing experience.

MPCS junior Emma Kyle is appreciative of the opportunity to apply her sewing lessons to real-world problems. “[I]f you have a skill that you’re good at, you should seek out and try to find ways to help other people with that skill,” she said. “By making these masks, we were able to use our skills to help others and keep them safe.”

Thus far, the eighth-grade and high school students have already sewn and submitted their first batch of approximately 35 masks, with plans to craft more than 100 masks over the course of the school year. “[I]t is important for us to use our gifts God gave us to help people who need help,” said MPCS sophomore Chloe Williams. “The Bible tells us to be the hands and feet of Jesus, and I think that God gave me this gift so that I can share His amazing love with others.”

The masks were received by Devereux GA Director of Development Brenda Hodges Vazquez, MSW, who said, “We are thrilled to have MPCS as our neighbor and our friend. We have a common goal with MPCS and that is to help children and youth succeed. The kindness that their children and staff have shown to our children and staff is awe-inspiring, and we look forward to a continued partnership for many, many years to come.”

 

Read the article in the Marietta Daily Journal.


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New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
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Sewell Cottage

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Sewell Cottage

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August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

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