Time flies when you’re having fun
When you decide to go back to school, you accept the fact that there will be times when you’ll be sitting in a classroom, trying not to drift off. But if you signed up for the carpentry program, you may not have given a great deal of thought to studying math. Let’s face it, most students signing up for carpentry want to bang hammers and build stuff and sitting quietly in class studying math is not their idea of a good time.
But what if you didn’t need to sit in the class all the time and you could see first hand what all this theory is about? This is exactly what our carpentry students are up to. They’re working outdoors practising geometry on a large scale laying out complex geometric shapes or calculating volumes of a concrete structure to reinforce the theoretical concepts from the classroom. A certain amount of theory and class time is unavoidable but adding a tactile element to learning, helps to keep it real….and it’s more fun
Don Gillies (Carpentry Teacher)