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CHSS students build mud kitchens for Brant Avenue PS

December 5, 2022

GUELPH, ON — New mud kitchens and market stands have been installed for student use at Brant Avenue Public School, thanks to the hard work of College Heights Secondary School’s (CHSS) construction program.  

Brant Avenue PS Principal Hayley Furii reached out to College Heights staff to see if the project would be of interest for CHSS’s construction program. 

CHSS teacher Carol Beatson spoke with her senior classes, who were excited to participate in building the mud kitchens and market stands for the younger students.  

The class started to research various styles and sizes and then together designed and modified the plans. Students collaborated in implementing the design, determining material needs, cutting and assembling, sanding and finishing. They also completed some of CHSS’s machine safety training as they were working through the project build. 

Students reviewed the cost and quantity of the materials and how to implement efficient use of resources. 

To incorporate an element of sustainability into the project, Beatson reached out to the school community to see if anyone had old kitchen sinks or faucets and could repurposed with this project. 

Beatson purchased various patterns of outdoor fabric to include as part of the market stands and the students chose the one they felt was best suited to the projects and the children that would be using them. 

CHSS students were able to practice design, layout, measurement, machine use, installing fasteners, sanding, staining, quality control. 

The mud kitchens and market stands now sit in Brant Avenue PS’s yard to encourage students to imagine, create and play.  

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