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Skills Ontario Paper Glider Competition

Skills Ontario Paper Glider Competition
Posted on 01/10/2022
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Congratulations to Rodney Wawia of St. Hilary Catholic School who has won the Gold medal at the regional level of the competition from Far Northern Ontario for the Skills Ontario’s Junk Drawer Races 2021-22.

Grade 6 student Rodney Wawia at St. Hilary Catholic School participated in the Skills Ontario Paper Glider Plane Virtual Competition. The competition was open  to students from grades 6-7 within Ontario. Skills Ontario offers a variety of opportunities for students to demonstrate creativity, skills, and knowledge of the skilled trades.

Picture of plane student builtStudents 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.

Rodney will now be advancing to the provincial championship round and competing against medalists from all the regions. Championship round submissions are due by February 23rd and winners will be announced on March 23rd.

Excellent work, Rodney and good luck!

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