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UCDSB Students at Canstruction Cornwall

Upper Canada District School Board Students
Build Giant Spiderman to Battle Hunger

By Mark Calder

(Cornwall) - It’s a work of art arriving “just in time” to spare area residents from hunger.

Students from Interact clubs at both St. Lawrence Secondary School and Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School combined efforts with their Rotary Club mentors Friday to create a huge tin can statue of Spiderman as their entry in Canstruction Cornwall , an innovative food drive to benefit the Agape Centre . The Rotary Interact Club statue was one of six entries in the contest, held at the Benson Centre. The team used a template developed by engineer and Rotary Club member Jeremiah Point to build the bust. It took seven hours to create using $4,000 worth of canned salmon, tuna and tomato sauce. Cans of food used to construct contest entries will be donated to the food bank and soup kitchen to replenish its stocks.

“The kids were really excited about it and had a really good time,” said Josip Kupina, a teacher advisor on the project from CCVS. “It gave them the opportunity to be involved in their community. It was a great, rewarding experience for them. We also wanted to make the project look good and be something that reflects well on everyone. I think we were able to accomplish that.”

Winners of the judged competition will be announced at an awards gala May 5 at the Agape Centre.

Posted April 20, 2016





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