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Fly into After 3 with a Drone!

This photo was taken with one of our drones!


We have a drone for you to fly!


Did you know about the great things drones are helping with in our world today? They are helping farmers by doing aerial surveys of crops, , selling homes, putting out wildfires, transporting medicine and delivering pizza!  While we may not see these things yet in Bedford County, we are still excited to fly our drones with you.  We'll set automatic courses, take great photos and videos and learn so much.




Stained Glass is New at After 3

Our instructors taught the students how to layout their projects as the first step
A student works on completing her project at Summer Camp
This was made by Mrs. Gephart during the After 3 Coordinator's stained glass session. Mrs. Gephart is the After 3 coordinator at Tussey Mountain's After 3 program
This great project was made during Summer Camp by a 7th grade student

Join us to make your own stained glass project!  We will learn how to cut glass safely, grinding, soldering and finishing skills

Come and see the beautiful things that you can make yourself.  We have all of the tools, safety equipment and supplies you will need. Here are a few projects from our Summer Camp. The students had so much fun! The students chose their own projects, the colors and style of glass and were guided by our instructors on how to complete their projects.  So many students made interesting and creative designs! The After 3 coordinators are excited to see what their students create!

Heritage Awards celebrate history using 21st century skills, technology

Bedford Springs - Hope For Hyndman
James Pipers Sword- NBC
Monacan Indians - NBC
The Last Letter - Hope For Hyndman
Diary - Tussey Mountain
Musket Balls -Bedford

Want to know what bathing was like in the 19th century? Or how musket balls were made in 1780? Or how James Piper’s lost sword was rediscovered after two centuries? Or the emotions of a Civil War soldier’s family when they read his last letter home? These and many other stories are showcased in student-created videos made as part of the Bedford County 21st Century Community Learning Center Consortium after school program’s “Bedford County Heritage Project.” Through a partnership with the Bedford Heritage Trust, both elementary and secondary students completed the first year of a three-year project that is designed to help students bring the county’s history to life. Students visited Fort Bedford Museum last fall and teams chose artifacts to inspire their creation of 3-5 minute videos that showcased events or life in the county’s history. “Teams worked extremely hard on their projects and many showed extraordinary creativity,” said Lyn Skillington, project director for the countywide consortium. “Most had no prior experience in working as part of a team on a longterm project, let alone understanding the creative and technical skills necessary to produce videos that could bring their vision to life. There were many excellent videos created by student teams in both our elementary programs (grades 2-5) and secondary programs (grades 6th-12th). Choosing winners was very difficult... read more here 

See 2014-2015 Winning Videos Here!

Click here to see "Musket Balls" - Bedford Winner Secondary Division, "Best Documentary or Demonstration," Bedford Area Middle-Senior High School

Click here to see "Monacan Indians" - Northern Bedford. Winner, Secondary Division, "Best Illustrated Story," Northern Bedford County Middle-Senior High School

Click here to see "The Bedford Springs" - Hope For Hyndman Winner, Secondary Division "Outstanding Historical Interpretation" Hope For Hyndman Charter School

Click here to see James Piper's Sword - Northern Bedford Winner, Secondary Division, "Outstanding Achievement in Creative Production," Northern Bedford County Middle-Senior High School

Click here to see "The Last Letter" - Hope For Hyndman Charter School Winner,  Secondary Division, "Best Dramatic Production, " Hope for Hyndman Charter School

Click here to see "Diary"- Tussey Mountain Winner, Secondary Division, "Outstanding Screenplay" - Tussey Mountain Junior-Senior High School