Guildford Park Secondary Grade 12 carpentry students Kennedy Hertzog (left) and Jessie Galang put the finishing touches on one of four small buildings built by the students at the school.

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Surrey teen apprentices spent months building four unique small structures.

Students at Guildford Park Secondary bid farewell to some companions they’ve spent a lot of time with in recent months.

Sixteen students from the high school’s Carpentry Apprenticeship program began construction on four deluxe backyard structures back in February, sawing, hammering, framing and trimming during the many weeks that followed, until the finished projects were finally hauled away to their new homes last week.

The buildings, which included a saloon-style shed, were pre-ordered by buyers.

Other Surrey students were also involved in the projects, overseen by carpentry instructor/general contractor Jerry Schouten. A trio of drafting students from Guildford Park created blue prints – after communicating with the buyers – late last year. Fifteen plumbing students from Panorama Ridge’s program plumbed two of the buildings in April, while 16 electrical students from Princess Margaret Secondary spent two days on wiring.

The buildings are pre-sold, with the money going back into the school’s carpentry program to pay for things like material and equipment costs.



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