The Grade 11/12 construction students at F.J. McElligott Secondary School are well on their way to constructing houses, well miniature versions that is.
Students are learning all about the design and construction of a house by making their own small versions. Starting with framing the floors, students then move onto constructing the walls, roofs, and finish with cedar shake shingles and wood siding.
The learning opportunities experienced by the students in this fun project are multi-curricular. Along with building, there is a strong sense of literacy through reading plans and numeracy through measurement and calculations. Some students even chose to customize their houses and finish them off with a fresh coat of paint.
Excellent work, students!