Princeton Secondary School students spent time taking wheelbarrows full of concrete through the school to the site of the greenhouse pad.

Princeton Secondary School students spent time taking wheelbarrows full of concrete through the school to the site of the greenhouse pad.

Yes 2 It greenhouse to be auctioned off

Princeton Secondary School students banded together with talented local contractors to build a greenhouse.

A. School District and Contact Information

John Kitts

School District #58 (Nicola Similkameen)

Princeton Secondary School

P.O. Box 500

Princeton, B.C. V0X 1W0

Tel: (250) 295-3218 Fax: (250) 295-7914

B. Partners Involved

Red Sealed Trades

Mr. Lloyd Allen, Glazier

Princeton Glass Co. Ltd.

Princeton, B.C. V0X 1W0

Tel: (250) 295-3025

Mr. Tom Reichert, Contractor

Reichert Rentals and Construction

Tulameen, B.C. V0X 1W0

Tel: (250) 295-7329

Mr. Ryan O’Neil, Carpenter

School District 58

Princeton, B.C. V0X 1W0

Tel: (250) 295-8151

Mr. Wayne Heiman , Glazier

Everlast Greenhouses & Solariums Ltd.

Oyama, B.C. V4V 2B1

Tel: (250) 548-3565

Mr. Dylan Thompson, Glazier

Everlast Greenhouses & Solariums Ltd.

Oyama, B.C. V4V 2B1

Tel: (250) 548-3565

Community Partners:

Mr. Jeff Roos, Weyerhaeuser Co. Ltd

Mr. Ernie Lawrence: Irly Building Supplies

Mr. Jamie Hassell: Princeton Redi-Mix

Site:  School District #58 Nicola Similkameen

Princeton Secondary School P.O. Box 500

Princeton, B.C. V0X 1W0

Tel: (250) 295-3218 Fax: (250) 295-7914

Description of Pre- Construction Activities

The program offered three trades for the students to become involved in, carpentry, cement finishing, and glacier trades.  Initially, Mr. Kitts organized a lesson where students had the opportunity to research different types of trades such as cement finishing, carpentry, and glazier with emphasis on:

Description of the trade.

What kinds of skills are necessary for these trades?

What are the training and education requirements to enter into these trades?

How many hours are required to receive a red-sealed certification?

What is the going wage of a red-sealed tradesperson?

Students used information sources on the internet sites to research the above criteria.

Description of hands on activities

Breakdown for the Day regarding the Construction of the Cement Pad.

Grade 8 students at PSS were put together throughout the day. Students learn about site prep and readiness, constructing forms, putting in the rebar installation, pouring concrete, inserting a pattern on the concrete with the guidance of cement finisher red sealed journeyman.

Breakdown for the Day regarding the Construction of the Benches

Grade 8 students at Princeton Secondary School will also be brought together throughout the day. Under the guidance of a journeyman carpenter, students learn about constructing benches to be used in the greenhouse.

Breakdown for the Day regarding the Construction of the Planter Soil Boxes

Grade 7 students at Vermillion Elementary School will also be brought together throughout the day. Under the guidance of a journeyman carpenter, students learn about constructing benches, stands and planter soil boxes to be used in the greenhouse.

Breakdown for the Day regarding the Construction of the Greenhouse

15-30 Minutes

Total Group (The glazier installers spoke to the group regarding the ‘Glazing Trade’. There was a special emphasis on safety with tools and ladders.  Discussion also included issues regarding respect on the site, appropriate manners, and language.

30-45 Minutes

Group 1: Foam all Glazing Rafters

Group 2: Pin Down Greenhouse Base

Group 3: Prep Panels

60-90 Minutes

Group 4: Erect Frame

Group 5: Erect Frame

Group 6: Build Roof Vents (Complete) and Seal

60-90 Minutes

Group 7: Roof/Side Panels (1 Side)

Group 8: Roof/Side Panels (1 Side)

Group 9: End Wall Panels, Door c/w hardware

30-45 Minutes:

Group 10: Seal the Greenhouse with Silicone

Group 11: Install Roof Vents with Solar Openers

Group 12: Clean Up Site

15-30 Minutes: The glaziers spoke to students about what the students learned that day.

Mr. Kitts was directly involved over a period of four days in the overseeing of the project at Princeton Secondary School.  Ryan O’Neil was the instructing carpenter.  Mr. Tom Reichert was the instructing cement finisher. Mr. Lloyd Allen, Mr. Dylan Thompson and Mr. Wayne Heiman were the instructing glaziers.

Individual Roles of Partners

Mr. Ryan O’Neil, Building Contractors

Provided excellent instructional learning suggestions on how to construct the different benches and assembling the legs; countersinking the screws, and demonstrated sound building practices

. Purchased needed materials.

Mr. Tom Reichert, Cement Finisher

Provided excellent instructional learning suggestions on how to properly have the site prepared, constructing forms and determining the proper levels, explaining the technique for installation of rebar, pouring concrete, inserting the “stamp” patterns into the concrete.

Involved students in all facets of the concrete pad.

Organized materials and tools; 2X4’s, laser leveling, padding the site prior to pouring the cement, arranged the cement delivery and the pattern materials.

Mr. Lloyd Allen, Mr. Dylan Thompson and Mr. Wayne Heiman

Provided excellent instructional learning practices though sound explanations on the process greenhouse assembly.

Involved students with all facets of greenhouse assembly.

.Organized the different components and procedures of greenhouse assembly.

Explained and monitored different safety restrictions on the usage of tools and ladders.

Donations:

Mr. Jeff Roos, Weyerhaeuser Co. Ltd: Donated all the 2X4’s for the benches and the planter soil boxes.

Mr. Ernie Lawrence: Irly Building Supplies: Donated all the plywood for the planter soil boxes.

Mr. Jamie Hassell: Princeton Redi-Mix: Donated all the concrete for the cement pad.

Mr. Tom Reichert: Reichert Rentals and Construction: Donated the 2X4’s, rebar, and accessories for the cement pad.

 

Evaluation

Successes:

Increased student self esteem, pride and increased interest in the construction, cement finishing and glazier trades.

Created a heightened awareness of trades in the school.

Increased awareness of career opportunities in the trades.

Increased child-parent communication concerning school programs.

Areas of Improvement

Encourage more parents to volunteer to take part in the Program.  I only had a few parents despite direct telephone communication and newsletters distributed to parents of students.

H. Parent Involvement

Parents were invited and were involved in overseeing the rotations.  They provided both their expertise and time for the day. Parents had the opportunity to talk to the students and help them with the various tasks at hand.

What did we accomplished at the end of the project?

The YES 2 IT trades day took place over four different days throughout the year.  Most times the activities started at 8:30 and finished up at 3:00.  Students were exposed to a variety of red sealed trades and were directly engaged with hands on activities in the area of carpentry, cement finishing and glazing.  A big thank you to all who participated in the project!

Greenhouse to be auctioned in September, www.sd58.bc.ca for further details.