Four Barriere Secondary School students were accepted into the School District 73 Heavy Metal Rocks Program this year. Carter Rudd, Jessie Proulx, Darby Myram and Jordan LeFeuvre have been attending First Aid Training, Construction Safety, WHMIS and other preparation courses over the last few months to prepare for the recent four days of hands-on experience at the Tk’emlups Indian Band gravel pit.
During the course of those four days the students operated 13 kinds of equipment, such as backhoe, loader, rock truck, grader and bulldozer.
Jessie Proulx earned the Perseverance Award, which netted her a $500 cheque. Jessie stated she was “..very surprised, very happy and very proud to earn this award”.
Applications for the 2016 Heavy Metal Rocks Program will be available in November and open to students in grades 11 and 12 .