Echuca South Primary School students have benefitted from the expertise of district VET students, who visited the school.REBECCA KERR September 5, 2014 3:54am
Echuca South Primary School students were excited to work alongside the ‘big kids’ on Wednesday.
District VET building and construction students donated their time to refurbish the school’s environmental learning garden and play area.
Nineteen students from surrounding secondary schools helped convert the green house into a cubby, dig ponds and install benches they had made for the garden.
Echuca College VET teacher Dan Davidson said the day was good hands on experience and gave the students the chance to refine their skills and accuracy, while introducing them to power tools.
‘‘By the time we finish today, they should have grown in their confidence in the use of their hand tools and power tools,’’ he said.
Echuca South principal Karl Stenning said the project was a good collaboration that offered the VET students experience and the primary students the opportunity to work with older children as they prepare to make the move to secondary school.
‘‘The little kids get a chance to work with the big kids which they love and it’s a good opportunity for them to interact with older students because most of these children will be getting ready to head off to high school,’’ he said.
The school has big plans for the garden which it will use to encourage environmental awareness and responsibility.
Students will grow vegetables to incorporate in classroom cooking activities, care for animals who call the garden home and play in the newly refurbished cubby house and sand pits.
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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