Schools city-wide get ready to compete to win this year’s Canstruction all around N.A.
Do you like construction? Then get creative, and participate in this event! Canstruction is an engaging, fun activity that helps the Food Bank. It happens annually, all around the continent. Students in schools bring in items on the “wish list” that the local food bank gives online that less fortunate people ask for. Afterwards, the school creates a structure related to the theme of the year. There are teachers in schools arranging for the school to have this event. The actual city-wide event is organized by the local food bank, and the food bank is also responsible for judging the constructions.
A student and teacher were asked on why they think Canstruction is a good event. “I think it is smart because it can improve your team skills, help the less fortunate and have fun at the same time” said Austin Wowryk, a student in 6.2. “I think that many schools participate because it’s an even balance between fun and help” said Mr. Fawcett, of 6.2. The most exciting, yet challenging part is to build the structure. Some teachers might think it is chaos, but it still is amusing to build. But before all of that happens, the group has to plan, discuss, bring in food, and then construct. In the end, many are happy with their results, especially if they win. When a group wins, that group will receive a visit from the mayor! Yet, if they lose, it is still quite fun to compete. In the end, everyone gives.
Canstruction is a fun activity, it also helps the less fortunate. If your school doesn’t yet participate, ask your school principal if your school can participate. For more information, visit the Canstruction website, or go to your local food bank. The website address is: http://www.calgaryfoodbank.com/canstruction/
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