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Pittsville students use ancient method to build shelter

PITTSVILLE (WAOW) - Students at Pittsville High School came together to construct a shelter in the school's forest Tuesday.

For Joey Arendt, a senior, two years of work finally paid off.

"It feels amazing that the building is finally up," says Arendt. "It allows the whole school to come out here and see it, and its kind of nice to have the school forest to have a place to have people come up to."

Paid for by a $30,000 grant, leaders say the shelter will be used as a tool to teach kids about the environment. Stephen Hadfield headed the project. He says the building is very unique.

"This is a very old process. Obviously there is no metal fasteners, nails, screws, bolts, there is none of that in the building except for the roofing itself," says Hadfield.

Hadfield says 60 % of the wood used comes straight from the school's forest. All other wood was donated. For Arendt, the shelter will be a lasting memory

"I'll always know that I was part of the school forest and helping out the community and it's going to be up here for hundreds of years," said Arendt.
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