Ecole acadienne de Pomquet expands its Outdoor Experience to Students, thanks to the creativity of Grade 9 Students

Posted at 8:50 am on June 27, 2017 | Filed Under: News

It is another extension of the outdoor experience for students at Ecole acadienne de Pomquet.  A group of Grade 9 students  have designed and built a swing with three

Swing designed and built by students at Ecole acadienne de Pomquet

benches.

One of the school’s Physical Education Teachers, Chris Demers  says the project came together very quickly;  the students wanted to create a space to eat their lunch.

Part of the project received support from a WORKIT  grant,  with local contractors demonstrating to the students how the concrete for the swing’s foundation is

Ecole acadienne de Pomquet students that built and designed the swing: (from left) Ben Arsenault, Hayley Chisholm, Maddison MacDonald, Evan Doiron, Katie Delorey and Maggie Rynold

made.  Collaborating with schools boards, WORKIT  introduces students to potential skilled trades they could pursue after high school.

Demers says the bench  is large enough to serve as a second outdoor classroom at the school.
The school also has one kilometre of trail on the property, and they have their own garden, which serve as other teaching opportunities.