At a Glance
Students from Graphic Communications and other program areas at Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School created a life size Candyland board for children to use during a local radio station’s holiday kickoff event.
Approximately 100 Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School students contributed their time and effort to support a local radio station’s holiday kick-off event. The event, which is open to the public, is well attended and runs from Thanksgiving through December.
Graphic Communications students designed and created a life size Candyland board to be used at the event. Students from other program areas, including Advertising and Design, Carpentry, and Health Assisting also worked on the project.
At the event, members of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) club helped children play Candyland on the oversized board, did face painting, and assisted with other activities. Graphic Arts students designed and produced t-shirts for Butler County AVTS students to wear at the event.
Origin / Implementation
The event was held for the first time during the 2014 holiday season. The radio station hosting the event reached out to the Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School for support after seeing a float students had designed for a local parade.
Using class time, it took students about one month to design the Candyland board. They continue to add details and designs to the board each year.
Results / Impact
The instructor reported that the radio station was pleased with the work completed by the students. Likewise, the students were extremely proud of their contributions to the event.
Butler County AVTS
John Spaulding, Graphic Arts Instructor