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BSU Hosts Food Drive and Gets Creative at The Magic House @ MADE


Black Student Union (BSU) leaders from Clayton High School and Wydown Middle School hosted a free night of activities on Wednesday, November 20 at The Magic House @ MADE makerspace. All those who attended were encouraged to bring non-perishable food for the Clayton Cares Pantry.


At this brand new event, the BSU leaders opened up by talking about their group’s service projects past and ongoing. They spoke about events they had volunteered at and projects their group has accomplished. Families were able to enjoy free pizza and beverages and network with their community. 


The Magic House @ MADE is a local makerspace that provides activities and opportunities for children of all ages to enhance their creativity. Students were able to paint on a digital easel, sculpt a clay creation on a pottery wheel, craft bottle rockets, create sewing projects, build towers and participate in other activities. By engaging in a unique space such as The Magic House, students were able to more easily build connections and make learning fun. 


“It was really energizing to have so many families to connect with each other and school staff in that type of creative setting. It was a great way for younger students to see older students as leaders. It’s important for them to see possibility models,” said Dr. Robyn Wiens, assistant superintendent of student services.


In addition to a night of fun activities, cans were collected for the Clayton Cares Pantry, which provides assistance to families and students in need of food, clothing and other resources. 

The BSU collected over 100 cans and about 125 people were in attendance.