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June 28, 2010

Inspiring Chairs Built from Salvage by Grade 7 Students


I was invited to check out a chair-building project assigned to students of Mr. Gotlib's Grade 7 science class at Claude Watson School for the Arts in North York.  I loved what these kids came up with. 

Their inventive designs were required to be composed entirely of salvaged materials, be pleasing to the eye, and bear the weight of a human (me). 

I wiggled a little too much on one of the chairs and it collapsed, but that was my fault for being too rambunctious.  "Simmer DOWN, Maggie", as my mum would say.  

Some of the kids found their junk in their own garages, while others found stuff on the side of the road or at re-use centers like Habitat for Humanity ReStores. 

From woven tetra packs to skis, horseshoes and water bottles, you might be impressed with their design and fabrication ideas.  I sure am.

Thanks for inviting me, Mr. Gotlib.

Comments

Abi

Mag,
the kids are so adorable.. and even the chairs wow weee how cute.. totally historical.. so how did it feel to back in the grade school again? did it make ya feel like a kid again, being in a 7 grade class? did it remind you when you were in seventh grade?

Abi

maggie
these kids should so enter contest with these chairs.. theyd so win money prizes.. or even better sell em... cause it make loads of money!! it completely will. and the litle girl in the pink sweater looked like she was a little shaky when she was talking to you. you have inspired many people and to have someone like yourself enter their class room.. was a dream come true for them!

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