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Maker’s Space starting to make a comeback

Students can get creative with their thinking in a new space at the library

Smoky Hill has created a space where students can feel free to express themselves and design on their own time.

The Maker’s Space is a room in the library dedicated to being a creative outlet for students. 

School librarian Jen Radosevich runs the Maker’s Space and was partially responsible for it’s creation. It was originally created before COVID and has just recently been present again in the school community.

“We decided several years ago before COVID that we wanted a space for students to create things,” Radosevich said, “We know that creative juices are good for mental health. There’s a lot to learn through design and through the creative process. So we wanted to provide a space that was less academic and more hands on experiential for students.” 

An article from The Psych Learning Curve agrees. “Many experts in psychology and education argue that creativity skills are psychological skills needed for success in school and in the future workforce.”

The Makers space is open throughout the school day. You can access the room through the library at the opposite end of where the tech room is located.

Students are allowed to use the Maker’s Space on off periods or during lunch. The use of the Maker’s Space is free of charge with many materials and design options at their disposal. Whether making hats for a club or just a dogtag for your keys, the Maker’s Space is ready for any crafts or projects imaginable.

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