A replica of the new Champlain Bridge made by students from Good Shepherd Elementary School in Brossard
Chalom-Audry Gakindi, Shawn Nabizada, Daniel Madigan and Mathis Lafond of Good Shepherd Elementary School in Brossard yesterday presented a replica of the new Champlain Bridge they developed with great precision. Under the direction of their teacher Donnette Cole and with the help of two volunteer parents (Mr. Madigan and Mr. Tam), the four Grade 6 students worked for one year to faithfully recreate the portion of the cable-stayed bridge and the seaway. This project is part of a vision where teachers want to expose students to as many activities as possible at school.
The field engineer, Georges Chami, works on the East Approach team of the new Champlain Bridge in Brossard and was on hand to encourage the initiative of these young students: “It’s a great pleasure to see that children were inspired by our work . I was very impressed by their determination and the care given to some parts of their model, including the pier caps, the cable-stayed portion and the many details around it. Congratulations to everyone! Who knows if they would even be inspired to become an engineer in the future! “