The Duffield Grade 8 students had an amazing opportunity this year. Here is their story.
A few weeks ago we travelled to another school called Seba Beach. There, we hand-made over 500 blocks for ECS students across Parkland School Division. While we made the blocks, we learned some important lessons on safety. We also learned how to use many new power tools. Most of us had never used a mitre saw before. By the end, most of us were confident in operating all the tools safely.
To make the blocks, we started by measuring each block. We started to get creative with our shapes…who knew math could help you be creative? The second step was to cut each block to the proper size. This was one of the tougher steps as it was difficult to make a perfect square. The third step was to make sure all the blocks were nice and smooth. The last thing we would want is to have students getting slivers. We spent hours sanding each block using power sanders. Finally we painted and stained the blocks with multiple patterns and colours. Some of our blocks had alphabet letters, sparkles, numbers and many other unique designs. Every set of blocks is unique.
We had the privelege of going into schools and delivering our gift. It was great to see the excitement on the childrens faces when we gave our gift. We also spent some time playing and building with each class we visited. It was a nice trip back to our kindergarten days.
Thank you to Meridian Heights and High Park ECS classes for letting us spend some time with you.