Sudbury Catholic District School Board
January 29, 2021

PEACE Students Place 1st in the Regional Paper Glider Plane Virtual Competition

Paper glider plane.

Skills Ontario offers a variety of opportunities for students to demonstrate creativity, skills, and knowledge of the skilled trades.

Grade 7-12 students were asked to design and build a glider plane made of household items. Their submissions included detailed blueprints, photographs, and lists demonstrating their effective use of materials and safety practices. The final task was to create a video. The test was to see how long the glider could stay in the air.

The PEACE Team from St. Albert Education Centre placed 1st in the Skills Ontario Regional competition!

Bradley Larabie-Parsons, Captain of the team, was so excited to hear the news! When asked how many trials it took to get to the winner and he said, “Too many to count.”

Kathryn Kurt teacher of the PEACE program states, “I feel so grateful for incentives like this glider competition, that cover the curriculum, make learning engaging and support a creative classroom environment. But mostly, I’m so excited to see the students in our program get the credit they deserve for the hard work they do every day!

View the Skills Ontario Paper Glider Competition: Regional Winners Announcement Ceremony that was shared on January 21.

The team will now be advancing to the championship round to compete against medalists from all regions at the secondary level. Good luck to everyone!

Winners will be announced on March 11th!

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