Sunday, April 19, 2009

Up, Up, and Away

Sayre of Sayre Smiles is this week's Fun Monday host. The lovely and creative Sayre is asking us to " Take your camera to work and take pictures of the things that inspire you as you work or that inspires your co-workers."
I work at the Clifford Pierce Middle School where I teach science to seventh graders. With our vaulted entrance pointing upward, just walking into our building can be awe-inspiring.

But, what visitors see as they are inside the building is indeed inspirational to our students, staff members, and visitors alike. This huge space shuttle model hangs in the pointed entrance way. The space shuttle, which is 1:10 scale model of Endeavour, was originally constructed by a Cub Scout Pack in a nearby town. The Cub Scouts walked alongside the shuttle in a Fourth of July parade. The shuttle was then donated to the Merrillville Schools and hangs outside our Planetarium, which is the only planetarium in Northwest Indiana that presents group and public program.

To see other example of inspirational workplace artwork or to participate in this Fun Monday event, visit Sayre Smiles .

23 comments:

daddy d said...

The space shuttle is a nice sight hanging there in the air. Its size really makes it something to behold. It was saved from being junked by a school board member.

Faye said...

Bravo to school administration or whatever powers that be for making a place for such a great example of student projects. Is it permanently installed there or will the shuttle move to other locations. Can't believe it may have been junked.

debi said...

All I can say is Wow.

margaret (the misanthrope) said...

A shuttle model? How cool is that?! What a wonderful thing to see every day. Thanks for sharing, and happy FM to you!

karisma said...

Cool! I will have to show this to Gameboy, he has been studying astronomy this year.

jill said...

how fun!

Bobbie Leigh said...

Man I wish my school looked that cool! That is truly awesome, and being lucky enough to teach is an inspiration in itself!

Patience said...

WoW! That's awesome!!

And to think a pack of cub scouts constructed it!

Nessa said...

That would be a great way to start each day.

Janis said...

What a wonderful modern school you get to work in. Love the replica of Endeavour, the kids are lucky to have something like that in their school.

Gattina said...

Wow that looks like a quite impressive school ! Am I happy that I don't have to go there anymore, lol !

Sayre said...

What a beautiful school! And the shuttle is definitely inspiration to reach for the stars.

ChrisB said...

That entrance is quite spectacular and the model shuttle looks brilliant.

MommyWizdom said...

That is an amazing building. Definitely very uplifting!

Happy Monday!

MommyWizdom

gawilli said...

Boy it sure didn't look like that when I went to school there! When you add the planetarium to the shuttle, that is pretty awesome.

I ended up posting about an inspirational workplace, and didn't even know it was Fun Monday. Go figure.

Sandcastle Momma said...

What a great place to go to school - or work! Much better than some of the dreary institution looking schools that kids are forced to go to.

Mariposa said...

What a nice space shuttle model indeed. People would definitely enjoy that. ;-) Mine is up late... Have a fun monday! :-)

Pamela said...

indeed, quite an endeavor

Cazzie!!! said...

That is way way COOL! I love this post. I wish I could take pics of my work, and the things that inspire me, yet so much of it is confidential, patient care etc etc..alot of the things that inspire me are not, in fact, par of the place I am in, as much as it is the people I work with and the people I meet and care for. It is kind of, untouchable inspiration..and I love it :)

Jasmine said...

I love that picture, the old one... so classic!

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