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Shelburne playgrounds get kids' sports nets made by NSCC students

Randy MacDonald, from left, Dylan Rapp and Zack Levy take a few shots on net at the Parr Street playground in Shelburne. The three are students who were in this year’s pipefitting class at the NSCC Shelburne Campus who built the two hockey nets that are now installed at the Parr Street playground. Nolan Young photo
Randy MacDonald, from left, Dylan Rapp and Zack Levy take a few shots on net at the Parr Street playground in Shelburne. The three are students who were in this year’s pipefitting class at the NSCC Shelburne Campus who built the two hockey nets that are now installed at the Parr Street playground. Nolan Young photo - Contributed
SHELBURNE, N.S. —

The pipefitting class at the NSCC Shelburne Campus has put their spare parts to good use, building two hockey nets for the Parr Street playground in Shelburne. 
The community project was one of two done by the class this year. 
“We’re a community college. Every year we try to get some sort of community project on the go,” said instructor Nolan Young. “The NSCC is also a sustainable college.”
The hockey nets are made from some leftover pipe. 
“One of the students said let’s make a hockey net and we ended up with two hockey nets,” said Young. The class acted on the suggestion the nets be placed at the Parr Street Park, connecting with the Town of Shelburne, who installed them earlier this month.
The class also revived an old soccer net at the Albert Acker Field. 
“There was one big soccer net in bad shape and we cut it down and made two kids sized nets,” said Young.  
Sports nets seem to be the theme for community projects for the class. Several years ago, the class built soccer nets for Hillcrest Academy. 
“Nets is the theme but is all pipe fitting when you look at it,” said Young. “Next year hopefully there will be another community project. I’d like to do something different than nets that ties into the pipe trades program.”

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