A highlight of being in Year 8 for us, is having the opportunity to take part in the Somerset Shed community. Year 8 students were offered the chance to nominate their participation in this programme from the start of the year.
Led by Mrs Walker and mentored by Year 10 students (who have participated previously in the Shed programme) we are encouraged to decide as a group what project we would like to undertake, that will ultimately benefit another community.
We have learnt how to use tools effectively to complete the project such as a jigsaw, a cordless drill and orbital sander. Recently, Mr O’Brien joined us at the Shed to show us how to use the laser cutter and take our projects to the next level. We are excited that next term we will deliver our Nesting Boxes for rainbow lorikeets to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.
The next group has just started their experience at the Somerset Shed. The project they are undertaking will be constructing Little Lending Libraries. This is a community initiative of Storyfest, where we will create a beautiful home for books. Our constructed library will then be located in an easily accessible spot within the community, as an invitation to share the joys of reading with everyone.
Somerset Shed is was a great way to learn new skills, meet new people and create an object to be shared with the wider community.
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