Barriere Secondary grade 7 students are pictured here showing western red cedar bird houses that they recently constructed in a technology education class at the school, with thanks to a generous donation of the wood from Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd in Barriere. (BSS photo)
Barriere Secondary grade 7 students are pictured here showing western red cedar bird houses that they recently constructed in a technology education class at the high school, with thanks to a generous donation of the wood from Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd in Barriere. (BSS photo)

Barriere Secondary grade 7 students are pictured here showing western red cedar bird houses that they recently constructed in a technology education class at the school, with thanks to a generous donation of the wood from Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd in Barriere. (BSS photo) Barriere Secondary grade 7 students are pictured here showing western red cedar bird houses that they recently constructed in a technology education class at the high school, with thanks to a generous donation of the wood from Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd in Barriere. (BSS photo)

Barriere students learn the importance of western red cedar

The grade 7’s at Barriere Secondary say they recently enjoyed learning about the cultural significance of the western red cedar tree for First Peoples in B.C., as well as how to identify cedar trees. They were also excited to find out they would be building a birdhouse in the high schoolwood shop as part of the course.

Teachers, Miss Fraser and Mr. Fielding, teamed up to introduce the students to this form of technology education which provided the students with an opportunity to learn how to use the equipment and tools in the shop which helped build their skills while constructing the bird houses.

The students also thanked Gilbert Smith Forest Products for the generouse donation the western red cedar that was used to create all of the birdhouses shown in this photo.

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