St. Amant High School seniors are building employability skills by participating in a teamwork exercise, teacher Bess Melancon said.

The structure-build exercise used materials purchased with an Ascension Fund grant funded by All Star Automotive Group, she said.

Students practiced problem-solving, communication, organization and writing throughout the project.

“Students were very engaged and had to concentrate to follow each step in the diagrams,” Melancon said in a news release.

Students will evaluate their characteristics, strengths and weaknesses at the end of the project.

Senior Devin Delaune said the activity was “a chance to practice cooperation. We had to work together to complete the activity.”

Melancon said “manipulative materials should be used to facilitate learning at all ages.”