SANDY SPRINGS, GA — Riverwood International Charter School has announced the addition of a new Makerspace that will allow students to explore their creativity. The Riverwood Foundation was instrumental in funding the new area, which is expected to open during the fall semester.
In addition to making an initial commitment of $25,000, the Foundation secured outside support from both the Sandy Springs Society and the Sandy Springs Education Force. The Sandy Springs Society donated $15,000 in May and the SSEF followed with a $2,000 grant it made in July.
A Makerspace is an updated version of the old high school shop class, which has been redesigned for the 21st Century. The space offers an array of equipment for creation and innovation, such as 3D printers, poster makers, vinyl cutters, screen printers, digital video and sound production systems, and electronic and computer design….