On Friday, November 14th a group of Nantucket High School students attended a field-trip to the North Bennet Street School open house. North Bennet Street School (NBSS) is located in Boston’s North End and offers intensive, hands-on training in traditional trades and fine craftsmanship. The programs offered train students for careers in traditional trades one being Preservation Carpentry. The NPT’s scholarship gives top priority to applicants who are accepted into this program and therefore the NPT funds field trips to NBSS. The trips allow students to gain a greater insight into the school and see what it can offer them first hand.
The most recent trip was attended by Nantucket High School’s construction tech teacher, Mike Girvin along with six of his students. Chris O’Reilly, who is currently enrolled in the Preservation Carpentry program and the first full-time NPT scholarship recipient, was able to meet up with the group. Our hope is the trip inspired the students to seek out the various options they have available post graduation.
To learn more about the NPT scholarship program