The first day of after school is all about learning about each other, the shop and tools.
We begin by quickly circling up for introductions and some basic shop guidelines before we move on to tool training.
We take tool training very seriously here at Tinkering School. We take time to stress the importance of each tools' purpose, potential hazards and safety protocol. We combine instruction, demonstration and individual practice to give everyone a opportunity to get comfortable with using them. Empowering the kids in this way helps set the entire group up for a successful session. With safety as our focus we create an environment where fun can be our outcome.
Click through below to check out these confident kids using the chop saw, drills and utility knives.