Thoughts From Winterim 2019: March 4

Delayed But Not Dismayed…

by Kevin Weaver ’20

Groton, MA — Lawrence Academy’s 2019 Winterim was kicked off with a four-hour delay, which forced a noon start time for everybody on Campus (and delayed everyone in airports from here to there).

The newly-assembled Winterim News Team traveled down to the bottom floor of the Schoolhouse where “Quilting is Sew Easy” was getting settled to work on the basics of quilting and the “Web Reporting and Social Media” squad interviewed students, asking why they chose this long-standing Winterim.

“It’s a skillset not a lot of people have and just to have it is kind of cool,” Idahlia Baptise ’22 told us. “But then to make a quilt — two actually — I think I’d feel accomplished after that.”

As a team, the Winterim News Team liked how Idahlia’s response summed up what Winterim means to us; it is an opportunity to gain essential skills that you wouldn’t get otherwise.

However, during Winterim, not only do many of us learn new skills, but we also use them to give back.

For example, in Idahlia’s Winterim, one of the quilts they make is donated to the residents at Seven Hills Pediatric Center!

So, at the end of the two weeks, many of us feel accomplished because our Winterim programs teach us life skills that we use to create something for not just ourselves.

“Quilting is Sew Easy”

Look for consistent updates on the newly-learned skills of Winterim… WNT