At the first annual Holiday Bazaar, Perkins School for the Blind educators proved that shopping can be educational.
For two days in December, students in the Secondary Program headed to a festive Dwight Hall where they browsed tables of gifts – many handmade by Perkins classmates – and picked out presents for loved ones.
The event was both a chance to give to others and a lesson in practical math. Students withdraw funds from mock bank accounts and paid for their purchases and any extras – like gift wrap and card-making supplies.
“There’s a lot of learning going on,” said Secondary Program teacher Stephanie Redmond. “I think all of the students are having a great time.”
Watch our video of the Holiday Bazaar below: