When I took wood shop in high school, the project was a step stool. I know. Not very exciting.
To get high school students more excited about woodworking and to get them more active, an industrial arts teacher and a gym teacher got together and came up with a new kind of class. Kids can make their own longboard skateboard, surfboard, snowboard, or skis.
The class at Forest Hills Eastern High School in Grand Rapids is called Gone Boarding.