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Hard work on show

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December 19, 2017

Men's Shed members Alex Carter, Rob Knight and Leigh Williams (back) with proud Sacred Heart Primary students Kacee Sweetnam, Rocco Nigro and Lincoln Vincitorio and some of their creations.

Sacred Heart Primary School students relished the opportunity to show off the projects they worked on with Men’s Shed members at an exhibition hosted in the Mercy Centre on Thursday.

‘‘They have shown a lot of pride in their work and have come a long way with most of the kids not having picked up a hammer before,’’ Men’s Shed member Leigh Williams said.

The students from years 2 to 6 eagerly looked forward to Thursday lunch times to pick up the tools and get stuck into their projects with the guidance of Men’s Shed members.

Co-ordinating teacher Kate Dainton said the students absolutely loved it.

‘‘They learn to work independently and as a team and were more than happy to work during their lunch break,’’ Ms Dainton said.

‘‘Their projects will be used around the school.’’

Men’s Shed member Rob Knight said they let the students choose what they wanted to make and they allowed them to be creative.

‘‘We’ve had a great time coming to the school and it’s a way for us to give back to the community,’’ Mr Knight said.

Some of the projects the students made were a dog kennel, a rocking bull, an easel, a restored foosball table, a mud kitchen and large-scale wooden puzzles.

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