Barn Door by Construction students

Constructions students spend a day on the farm

Barn door installation takes place

Students in Richard Thomas’ construction class took their work down on the farm recently to install a new barn door at the home of Lisa Linblom, a special education teacher at the Center for Career Services.

The students had been asked to replace a barn door. They were first introduced to the style of Dutch door by Mr. Thomas and went on to construct the door in their workshop at the Center. On Nov. 15, Mr. Thomas and his students traveled to the South Salem, NY to install the new door.

Ms. Lindblom is housing two horses on behalf of the New Bedford-based 13 Hands Equine Rescue. One of the horses has an injured leg and is required to spend one to two months on stall rest. The rescue organization did not have a facility to house the injured horse, and Ms. Lindblom graciously agreed to board the horse while it recovered.

A new barn door was necessary, however, and the construction class benefited from learning how to measure, construct and install a Dutch-style door. Math teacher Zsuzsa Kozmane-Fejes accompanied the class to the farm, assisting with precise measurements.

Also joining the class on the trip were eight Animal Science students, accompanied by their teacher, Michael D’Abruzzo, and teaching assistant Howard Hamilton. While the construction students did their work installing the door, the animal science students met with the horse’s caretaker, who discussed horse husbandry with them.