School makes space for woodcraft

BRIGHTON Primary students will enjoy an exciting new learning opportunity beginning in Term 3. The school recently bought a shipping container to house its Maker Space program focusing on woodcraft projects. The Maker Space program will allow students to apply classroom maths, reading and writing, learning to design as well as creating personal interest projects.

Brighton Primary Year five to six students, from left, Felix Williams, Mason Thompson, Milly Holmes and Elise Smith.
Brighton Primary Year five to six students, from left, Felix Williams, Mason Thompson, Milly Holmes and Elise Smith.

The Maker Space will complement the school’s outstanding 24 Carrot Kitchen Garden program and provide a further learning program to help student engagement.

Initially, students will work in the space with a staff member but when the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted the school would like to invite parents and community members to use the space to share their skills with children.

Currently, the container is bare as the school has a limited budget to buy tools, equipment and shelving. It is asking for any suitable donations of tools, wood offcuts or unwanted tools in good condition. It is keen to source a woodwork bench with a working vice. If you can assist with any donations and/or would be interested in sharing your skills with students, please contact the school on 6268 8200.

 

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