Skills Ontario Junk Drawer Races

Skills Ontario Junk Drawer Races
Posted on 02/07/2023
Junk DrawerSkills Ontario is all about building Ontario’s skilled trades and technologies workforce. Their innovative programs connect education, experience, and employment. Normally Skills Canada delivers in-school presentations across Ontario, hosts Canada’s largest skills competition, runs summer camps for skills development, and connects students to employers. During the COVID pandemic, Skills Ontario introduced a new program that everyone liked so much they decided to keep it.

The Junk Drawer Races is open to students from Grades 2 to 12. Competitors must use items found around the house/classroom, recyclables, or easily available for little to no cost! No guidance is given to the students - they create their projects through trial and error.

A few of our elementary schools had a very good showing this year! Congratulations to all of the teams listed below, who will be moving onto the provincial level and the championship round, competing against all of the school boards in Ontario:

Grade 2/3 - Gravity Powered Robot Walker
Gold: St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School, Team 3

Grade 6/7 - Paper Gliders
Silver: Notre Dame Catholic School, Team 5

Grade 8 - Hydraulic Cranes
Gold: Sacred Heart Catholic School, Team 2
Bronze: Sacred Heart Catholic School, Team 1

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