Tindall Corporation teamed up with Camperdown Academy in preparation for the solar eclipse that occurred on Monday, August 21st. Tindall provided new telescopes and eclipse glasses for all students so that they could have the best possible view of the celestial show.
Camperdown’s students have language-based learning differences, so its science lessons are all about exploring and experimenting with hands-on projects. Tindall provided critical tools which help the children understand, appreciate, and engage in the entire eclipse experience. Students graphed the temperature changes, studied the changing shadows, used different sized balls to learn how the Sun, Earth, and Moon interact, gazed through special solar telescopes, and created solar system models.
Tindall has a personal connection with the academy as children of its employees have attended the school. Christie Force, Accounts Receivable Clerk, and Carl Clary, Technical Sales, attended the eclipse viewing with the students, families and faculty of Camperdown to show their support for the school on behalf of Tindall.
“Why wouldn’t you combine a once-in-a-lifetime event with the first day of school? It’s such a great opportunity to make a science lesson come to life,” said Mr. Jeremy Bullinger, Science Teacher at Camperdown Academy. “The support from Tindall allowed us to purchase solar telescopes, interactive planet models, and those all-important safety glasses.”
The telescopes are gifts to the school that will be used in Camperdown’s science program. Camperdown holds a special place in the hearts of everyone at Tindall, and the eclipse viewing was an opportunity to lend a helping hand to a deserving group of people and enhance the education of these students.
“Camperdown Academy is an outstanding institution that is dear to us here at Tindall,” said Greg Force, President and COO of Tindall Corporation. “We hope that the tools we provided will benefit the academy for years to come.”
Camperdown Academy is a private, non-profit school serving children in grades one through eight who have dyslexia. With a 1:3 teacher/student ratio, learning is individualized and students are taught using a multi-sensory approach to instruction known as the Orton-Gillingham Approach. Camperdown Academy is a member of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and supports ongoing education and training for professionals and parents throughout Upstate South Carolina.
Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, Tindall Corporation is one of North America’s largest precast concrete companies with five locations providing design, manufacture, and installation of precast prestressed concrete structural systems, architectural cladding systems, and underground utility structures. In 2015, Tindall ranked 5th in Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 20 Specialty Concrete Contractors in the United States list and 77th overall in ENR’s Top 600 Specialty Contractors list.