Manual arts incorporates the safe use of tools and equipment to create both small and large projects in and outside the workshop. Students are taught skills in the use of tools and how to choose the best tool for the job.
They are also instructed in the use of various machines and portable power tools and how to use them safely along with appropriate safety equipment and clothing.
Projects range from small individual jobs such as coat hangers, boomerangs, boxes, tea trays, plant stands, to larger group projects like outdoor furniture, garden seats or landscaping areas. One of our larger ongoing projects is our Kingfisher Links putt-putt course.
Many social and academic skills are also taught to the students. Examples of this include counting, measuring, working together as part of a team, safety in the workshop and on work sites.