Building Santa's Sleigh

December, 2016
Submitted by: Gregory McDevitt, CTE Carpentry Teacher, Carver Vocational-Technical High School
 
 
'Twas the week before Christmas and Santa busted his sleigh. He had one week to fix it or the holidays would be nay. Santa called a friend on November 23rd and said, "The elves are too busy! Can you save the day?"
 
"I got just the team," was the friend’s reply, and she fired off an email to Carver Vo-Tech High.
 
"We got your back," said the kids in the class and on Friday the 2nd the termites cut loose.
 
By Monday the 5th the building was done, and by Wednesday the 7th the painting was too.
 
On December the 8th the sleigh was off to the North Pole for the 5k race!

Carpentry students at Carver Vocational-Technical High School were recently commissioned to build Santa's sleigh and reindeer for the Reindeer Run, a 5k race hosted by Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks. 

The carpentry students completed the entire project in just 3 school days. This accomplishment is a testament to how valuable real-world projects and concrete goals can be for young people, like these carpentry students.
 
Carver is one of the district's largest high schools, with a number of Career and Technology Education programs including a carpentry pathway. Students in the carpentry pathway can earn industry certification through their participation in the program and hands-on learning opportunities.   
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