Submitted photo Grade 4/5 students of Decker Lake Elementary School were sent home with a clock mechanism and encouraged to be creative.

Decker Lake students design clocks

Decker Lake Elementary School students will never be late for class again.

The Grade 4/5 students were recently challenged to make clocks either on their own or with the help of a family member.

They were sent home with a clock mechanism and encouraged to be creative. The design of the clock and what the clock was to be made of was entirely up to the students.

“They were only limited by their imagination,” said teacher Adrienne Hiebert. “The diversity of the clocks was truly amazing.”

“For their clock bases, students used cardboard, wood, cookie tin, picture frame, platter, canvas and hub caps, and no two clocks were the same,” she described. “Students and their helpers also used a variety of power tools ranging from drills to saws to plasma cutters, and regular tools like hot glue guns, pliers and screw drivers.”

“The students then used paint, Varathane, fancy paper, markers, stickers, pictures, photographs and photocopies to complete their projects and turn them into a working piece of art.”

With the new curriculum unveiled by the provincial government, elementary school students are expected to plan, design, and create a product. Students are then expected to test and redesign, making improvements where needed.

“The pupils were very proud of their clocks which will adorn the walls of their homes for many years,” added Hiebert.



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