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
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.