Getting Ready For Christmas

Getting Ready for Christmas

There are no evergreen trees on the island of Bohol in the Philippines so having a traditional Christmas tree is out of the question.  This means that every year the kids up at IDEA’s Bohol Deaf Academy “build”a Christmas.  This year they decided to use a native grass and bamboo as the base materials.  The students first built the supporting structure for the tree out of bamboo and then cover it with grass.  This turned out to be a lesson in engineering because their first attempt collapsed in a heap.  As you see, the second attempt is much better.  Even the animals in the manger scene are made from grass.  Good job kids.