For the third summer, elementary students are again constructing stronger math skills this summer by learning carpentry! Seventeen Lakehead Public Schools students entering Grade 7 this coming September are working on their math skills and learning about carpentry at a special camp through a partnership with Carpenters Local 1669 and the Indigenous Friendship Centre.
“Our students have had an amazing experience building their math skills with the members of Carpenters Local 1669,” says AJ Keene, Principal of Program and Early Learning, Lakehead Public Schools. “The participating students build their math skills as they complete a number of hands on carpentry projects with the carpenters. They have a lot of fun and learn in a very practical way.”
The three week camp will wrap up this week and the students will be receiving certificates of completion on Friday, July 19 at the Carpenters’ Local Union 1669 Training Centre.