A Special School Project
When Tim Delaney, a 1st grade student at Cincinnati Country Day School, went to school recently, he and his classmates were given a unique assignment. In class, the students learned about significant places in Cincinnati. Each student then chose one specific place in Cincinnati to do research and report on. They then constructed physical models of the places they chose. He chose St. Gertrude Church.
Not only did Tim, a St. Gertrude Religious Education Student, write a wonderful tribute to his church, but his replica of the church is something everyone can admire. Complete with landscape, bell tower, and parking lot (with Matchbox Cars instead of real ones!), Tim‘s attention to detail put him on a fast track for a future in architecture or landscape design!
His report included notes on the church‘s history, its location, why the church is important to Cincinnati, two facts about the church — when it started (1923) and the height of the bronze figure of Jesus (14 feet) — as well as a special dedication to his Mom for "taking me to see St. Gertrude."
With St. Gertrude‘s Vacation Bible School scheduled to start in mid-June, there will plenty of opportunities for more kids to see the same images and buildings Tim portrayed in his school report.