Woodruff Construction Donates Legos to Duncombe Elementary
$7500 donation will fund Legos for Duncombe and other district-wide needs
Woodruff Construction LLC has donated $7500 to the Fort Dodge Community Schools (FDCS) Foundation. The donation funds new Lego sets for each pod (classrooms clustered by grade) at Duncombe Elementary School.
“We are thrilled to add this finishing touch to the building project,” said Woodruff Construction LLC West Region President Dave O’Brien. “Legos promote creativity, and problem solving skills, plus they are a lot of fun to build with. We are happy to fund this experience for Duncombe students and inspire future project managers, architects and engineers.”
Duncombe Elementary Principal Pat Reding said the students will have the opportunity to build with the Legos before school while they wait to get inside their classrooms and as incentives for meeting goals.
“It’s going to be a great way for kids to start the day,” said Reding. “Legos are fantastic tools for STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) learning. We (the Duncombe staff) are so grateful to Woodruff Construction for helping us provide this hands-on learning experience for our students.”
Duncombe has added 18,732 LEGO pieces. The cost was $2,362.
The rest of the donation will be used by the Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation to fulfill its mission of helping educators and students go above and beyond what district funding allows by providing grants for professional development, technology and other educational items.
“Woodruff Construction is a great community partner and we really appreciate this generous donation, it will have a big impact on education,” said FDCS Foundation President Andrea DeJong.
Woodruff Construction LLC was selected by the Fort Dodge Community School District Board as the general contractor for the new Duncombe Elementary School. The old Duncombe, built in 1912, was torn down after it was found to be structurally unsafe. The new Duncombe was built on the same site and was open to students in August of 2018.