TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2019 /CNW/ - On February 27, Grade 5 students at Havergal College – an independent all-girls' school based in Toronto – are taking part in a unique initiative to help decrease hunger and fight poverty in their North Toronto community.
Inspired by international, non-profit design and build competition Canstruction®, Grade 5 students are using the principles of art and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), along with problem solving skills, to create structures out of unopened canned and packaged food items, which will then be donated to the North York Harvest Food Bank.
Students have been working on the project since last fall by developing the concepts for their structures, undertaking the math and engineering calculations to craft their designs, raising funds to purchase their food items and visiting the North York Harvest Food Bank to better understand how this important community service operates.
Media are invited to visit Havergal to speak with the Grade 5 students, watch their sculptures come to life and learn more about how their work will support the local community.
Canstruction® Toronto sculpture build in support of North York Harvest Food Bank
Havergal College Grade 5 students
Havergal College Grade 5 teacher and Art teacher
Representatives from Diamond Schmitt Architects
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Student builds will take place throughout the afternoon.
Havergal College, Junior School
460 Rosewell Avenue, Toronto
Parking is available on-site in the lot located north of the Junior School main entrance, or by public street parking on Rosewell Avenue.