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Taking to the trades

Edward Milne community school TASK students build for the future

The T.A.S.K. program at Edward Milne community school is building a sturdy following of young trades people.

On April 8, students from the program gathered at the Sunriver Community Garden to put into place a shed they built for the Children’s Garden Club through a grant provided by the District of Sooke. The shed will house equipment for the club, which teaches young children the joys and pleasures of gardening.

Instructor Blair Hughes said the students planned, designed and did pretty much everything on the frame building.

The project took about four to five days for framing an another two or three days will be spent on site assembling the structure.

“They’re not working eight hours shifts,” said Hughes. “I guess it would be 20 hours on the shed.”

The shed, when complete, will have cedar siding, windows and a door. The door was built by two female TASK students, Drayven Bell and Tina Dickson, both in Grade 12 at EMCS. It took them three days to make.

Both think they may take up welding and try to get work in Alberta after they graduate from EMCS.

Two years ago the school introduced the successful program called T.A.S.K. — Trades Awareness Skills and Knowledge.

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