NORWAY BAY May 11, 2018
On Friday afternoon, students and staff from Pontiac High School (PHS) made their way down to the Norway Bay beach to put their hard work in the classroom to the test.
The students from the grade 10 and 11 welding program had designed and built a variety of pontoon boats, and the final test would be more practical than most classrooms.
“That’s the big question, do they float?” said PHS Principal Debra Stephens, as she oversaw the unloading of the vessels.
The boat designs and materials varied considerably, with some featuring bicycles for paddle wheels, swanky paint jobs or fancy perks like seats.
Staff from Magnalum Inc. in Shawville were on-hand to assist and two representatives from the Western Quebec School Board, Director General Mike Dubeau and Secretary General Terry Kharyati were also present to observe the spectacle.
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