A generous donation of a cubby house to Wellington Christian School on Wednesday was met with laughter, smiles and fun from all 18 children at the school.
Head of School Sarah Strahorn believes the donation from TAFE Western Wellington College’s Certificate II Construction students, who spent the past six weeks building the cubby house, will bring hours of pleasure and fun for students.
“This cubby house doesn’t just represent fun, it presents us with many different learning opportunities,” Ms Strahorn said.
“We can make gardens around it to teach responsibility, there is potential to install a water tank so we can look at faithfulness when it comes to water management, we can work out volumes and other maths equations – there are so many opportunities for fun and learning.
“Everyone from TAFE Western involved in building this cubby house has done a wonderful job and you have blessed these children of our town very much.”
TAFE Western Construction Teacher Vince Williamson said 15 students worked part-time on the project and participants were delighted to give something back to their community.
“All of the guys got a really big kick out of presenting the cubby house to the school and seeing the kids’ reactions,” Mr Williamson said.
“They were really proud of their achievements and they should be – They worked hard on this project and it really paid off.
“It was great that the construction students put into practice all the things they have learnt and the finished product was really high quality.”
Wednesday was the final day of the Certificate II Construction Course in Wellington. For more information about next year’s course, and all the great courses available at Wellington College, visit https://www.tafewestern.edu.au/colleges/wellington or phone 6840 2100.