Children with disabilities at Temilee Respite Unit now have access to a magnificent new cubby house following a successful and generous partnership between the unit, TAFE Western and Lincoln School and its students.
Four Year 9 and 10 students from Lincoln School spent five weeks constructing the cubby house inside the grounds of the Juvenile Justice Detention Centre in Dubbo and took great pride in helping deliver the finished product recently.
“Over the five week program students completed five units for a Statement of Attainment in Certificate I Construction, giving the young guys a bit of work experience and a look at what the construction industry has to offer,” Construction Teacher Peter Deveigne said.
“All the students really loved the project. They got a lot of satisfaction from seeing their efforts taking shape and a finished product that really looks as if professional trades people have built it.”
Mr Deveigne said Temilee Respite Unite paid for the cubby house materials and concrete slab which the cubby house sits on, with Lincoln School teachers and TAFE Construction team members framing up and pouring the slab in their own time as a donation to the centre and its children.
“The outcomes are very pleasing as these units will carry on with the students if they wish to carry on a career in the construction industry,” Mr Deveigne said.
“It’s also exciting that TAFE Western continues to play an important role in community projects such as this one. In fact, this is the second cubby house Lincoln School and TAFE have built in partnership, with the first one being donated to the Pink Angels, who raise money for the Dubbo Base Hospital.
“These projects really are a win-win for everyone involved and the Dubbo community.”
Enrolments are now being accepted for 2016’s construction courses at TAFE Western. For more information, phone 1300 823 393 or visit www.tafensw.edu.au.