Grade 8 students at G.S. Lakie Middle School participate in Build Day
Wednesday, May 15 was Build Day at G.S. Lakie Middle School.
Through a course taught by Lori Adamson and Gord Smith, developed to meet the requirements of a new Career and Technology Foundations curriculum, students were introduced to the design process, and careers available in the trades and technology sectors. This term, Lakie had 54 Grade 8 students in the class, as students were given a challenge to design and build something the school needs.
Lakie had 13 projects students were very excited to bring to fruition. Leading up to Build Day, students presented a ‘sales pitch’ to administration. The sales pitches included sketches and inspirational photos, as well as a short speech about why they were planning to make their project and how it will benefit the school.
Lakie did this same course in the fall of 2017, and partnered with Ashcroft Homes, who sent five carpenters to help students to build five projects. Ashcroft is helping again, along with some other partners.
Some of the projects students made this year include:
- picnic tables
- a locking metal skateboard holder to mount by the bicycle racks
- a vertical jump tester
- outdoor ‘life-size’ chess pieces for a chessboard we made last year with 2’ X 2’ cement pads
- climbing peg board
Date posted: May 15, 2019