Warwick State High School student Johnathon Rock, who helped build the cubbyhouse, enjoys the end result.
Warwick State High School student Johnathon Rock, who helped build the cubbyhouse, enjoys the end result.

New cubby for kindy

WARWICK Community Kindergarten kids have just received a fun new addition to their playground, thanks to a group of skilful high school students.

Twelve students from the Warwick State High School Industry Technologies class have been busily creating a cubbyhouse for the kids to enjoy, and it was last week delivered to their doorstep by crane.

Manual Arts teacher Wayne Hogan has been overseeing the project for the past 16 weeks and said the structure was built to housing standards, requiring work that was nothing short of perfect from the students.

Mr Hogan said that this was the third cubbyhouse that has been built at the school, and the strict standards were a great learning curve for the students, some of whom are preparing to enter the building industry after their final year at school.

“Most of them get a great deal out of i,t and one of the students is heading into an apprenticeship next year,” Mr Hogan said.

“It is a very good course and a lot of thought goes into it because it is full-on housing construction.”

The students certainly created a masterpiece, with the cubbyhouse coming with all the features, including sliding windows, insulation and lining.

Warwick Community Kindergarten principal Kerri Walters said the kindergarten approached the high school after learning they had undertaken a similar project for another school.

“Last year we knew that they did one for West and we asked if they were doing it again,” Mrs Walters said.

Moving the cubbyhouse from the high school to the kindergarten was no easy feat, and Mrs Walters said Paul Bellingham of Bellingham and Co kindly donated the crane to ensure that it arrived safely.

Mrs Walters said the children were “very, very happy” with their new cubbyhouse and it was currently receiving a coat of paint.



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