Young Observer

School dominates construction competition

  • Hard at work: the CedarBridge Academy building team

CedarBridge Academy has worked assiduously on building two garden sheds for The Kids in Construction Building Competition, sponsored by the Construction Association of Bermuda, that took place on February 25.

The sheds were designed and constructed in CedarBridge’s Carpentry workshop and Physics Classroom.

Mr Hosang Clarke and Mr Neville Zuill hand-picked talented students from their classes, while additional assistance came from student volunteers.

Students Seth Gibbons, Brandon Wilson, Stephen Davis, Christopher Pacheco, Nicholas Fletcher, Nitara Bento and Liliana Moniz were supervised by Mr Hosang Clarke.

They worked as a team for long hours to design and build “Cool Shed”, while Rodrigo Guerreiro, Zyun Smith, Jaire Lawrence, Eric Wallace, Zorico Gilbert, Masiah Bean Brown, Malachai Butterfield and Ethan Fubler designed and masterfully constructed “The Shedibles”.

Finding time to design and construct the sheds outside of classes and other extracurricular activities was challenging for the young students, but each of them were dedicated to use their leisure time and making the sheds a priority.

Even though the students had a stringent timeframe, they managed to meet the deadline. The students sacrificed their weekends, school break and even stayed at school as late as 12.30am on a few occasions to finish their projects.

The unveiling of all the competition’s entries took place on Friday, February 24 at the Washington Mall and was on display until March 2.

The sheds were auctioned off on the Construction Association of Bermuda Facebook page. Private bidding took place on the grounds of The Washington Mall.

The students’ and teachers’ hard work and dedication definitely paid off because CedarBridge’s entries received the overall first place in the competition as well as copping six out of seven other category awards.

“Cool Shed” was auctioned for $1,300 which was the highest bid on all sheds. Additionally, it won first place for the competition and the award for the best business plan for a garden shed.

On the other hand, “Shedibles” won the most awards for a garden shed.

It won the most Bermuda-centric award, the most creative design, the best use of recycled material, the Aecon Outstanding Achievement Award for completing and displaying the project first.