It’s been a busy week for Don Pryzner, Seabird Island Community School’s Industrial Arts Teacher.
He came on-board May 7 and his students have been busy designing and building in the wood shop at the high school ever since.
Starting with budget of $400.00 for lumber, Mr. Pryzner’s students began assembling cutting boards to learn the basics before moving on to building picnic tables. That’s when Don saw an opportunity.
“Kids were coming in saying ‘I’d like to have one’,” so Don told the students that if they helped him make a few picnic tables for sale, the class would get to purchase more lumber for student projects and the students would be able to make and keep one of their own tables.
“The whole idea is that if they help out and do some of the work on it, then they sort of get an equity, a sweat equity,” explains Don. Thanks to sales so far, two students have received tables in trade for their hard work.
The tables, which are available in both 4’ and 6.5’ sizes, have been flying out the door.
“As soon as we made two, bang, away they went. So we made a third one and put it out there,” says Don, motioning to the high school lobby. A fourth table is currently in the works.
4’ tables are available for $100.00, and 6.5’ tables are available for $150.00.
So, if you’re looking to purchase a picnic table this summer, why not help out students at Seabird Island Community School? Two table are available in the lobby of the high school. Stop in and check them out.