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Leyden students now have access to a makerspace, filled with a variety of technol-
ogy that students can work on for different projects.

Director of Careers and Community Outreach, Frank Holthouse, and Business
Education teacher Ms. Amy Gorzynski, have reserved an area in the Nardini library
and filled it with 3d printers, sewing machines, cameras, and more. Students now have
access to the equipment required to create, giving them many more options for projects,
and a space to learn some valuable skills on their own.
“We really want students to be self-motivated and engaged when they’re in the space,”
Holthouse said.
But teachers will not be leading any of this. This space is staffed by students functioning
as the “makersquad,” a group of students who have been learning and practicing with
these devices to make sure every Leyden student can get a good experience when they
visit.“I think there’s something more powerful when kids learn from kids,” Holthouse
said.
The space is open throughout the day and students can sign up and make an appointment
in the space on Leyden website. You can find the signup sheet under the academics tab
and in the library section.

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