A brief review of our project: We all had to first find the sources of products that were reliable and that had good reviews, after that our group decided to go to Home Depot and buy the resources that we needed for this project. We also purchased some items online. The best part about us all working together was that we were able to discuss lots of ideas, and also try new things that we had never done before. For example, we got to use power tools and also plant many seeds. We were so proud of the progress that we were able to achieve throughout this year.
Reflection: Overall, we really enjoyed doing this project even through there were some challenges along the way. We didn’t know what we wanted exactly at the beginning and we also didn’t know where to build this proposed project that we wanted to do.
We had to ask the principle if we were able to do this project, and when we got an approval that we were able to do this project, we had to discuss where we wanted this project to be set up. We brainstormed many different places; we really wanted to this project beside the gym but we didn’t get approval there so we just decided to do it at the turf in the back of the school.
We each enjoyed collaborating with many people throughout the year. We laughed, and we went on lots of fun tangents, but always got back to work. We had a few parties and celebrations when it was someone's birthday or to celebrate the end of our project.
The most important part of this experience is being with friends, and at the end we all got inspired to not let anyone bring us down. We are women, we are valuable, and we can do the same or more than men can do.
Thank you Girls Build LA for giving us this opportunity to be part of this amazing team, and thank you to Ms. Van Pelt (our principal) for informing us about this project opportunity. Finally, thank you to Mr. Perez for guiding us through the construction work! Thank you to all who helped us complete the project!