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2014-06-05 at NOON

Sit back, relax

By Jamie Smith,
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THUNDER BAY -- A graduating class at Bishop Gallagher School will have some help relaxing this summer.

That's because the nine community living students put the finishing touches on their Adirondack chairs Thursday morning, after three weeks of work in the school's design and technology shop.

Teacher Tim Slongo said most of the 350 students he sees in a year build tool boxes and bird houses.

But he wanted to do something special with the community living graduates, which he admits is his favourite class to teach, as they'll be moving on to high school next year.

It was ambitious but once the students started on their projects, from cutting the wood to painting the chairs, the couldn't be stopped. Once students get over their fear of tools, they're amazed at what can be accomplished in the shop.

"It was work but it was worth it," Slongo said.

"They appreciate everything we do in this class no matter how simple it is. They really like to be here. They look forward to tech day."

Tannia Falla said building the chair, the hardest part of it was cutting, was fun. She was lookign forward to finishing the chair with purple and blue paint.

"I feel happy," she said.

"I liked building it and I'd like to paint it."

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Nitesky says:
Great project. My mind can't help but contemplate that the 55-Plus shop is shut down and this shop stays open. Is there a different insurance company that the 55-Plus can work with?
6/6/2014 9:08:43 AM
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