|Students in the Afternoon High School |
welding class constructed
the barbecue as a class project.
"Seeing that he was working with a group of all high school students, Rick Houston [welding instructor] thought it would be a good idea to incorporate some project-based learning into his regular welding instruction," said Peter, "so he decided to have the students use their developing skills to weld and fabricate all of the parts to build the large barbecue. It would help connect the students in a real way to the craft of welding," he said. "It also gave them something they can all be proud of."
The hand-crafted barbecue is being put to good use, reports Peter. Students have conducted an initial "field test," smoking fish and pork, using cherry wood left over from a tree pruning job. The Afternoon High School students celebrated last Friday and used the new barbecue to cook dinner.
Kudos to Rick Huston and his students for a job well done.