On Monday 16 August to Wednesday 18 August, under the guidance of Wayne from Skill Hire, our Try-A-Trade students from Year 9 and Year 10 constructed a new life-size chess board and two limestone block/timber bench seats. The chess board was constructed with paving blocks and reinforced with concrete. The students took great pleasure in measuring the area and laying the pavers. They were a credit to the school and themselves and their trainer was very pleased and impressed. This was a totally hands-on project for the students who thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The project was a great success. Chess pieces have been ordered and the giant chess board will soon be ready to play on. The chess board is situated in A Block outside The Arts rooms.
Thanks must go to Deb Middleton for organising the project with Skill Hire, Kevin Castensen for his supervision, Deb Stevens for her on-site support, Val Terry and Sebastian Foran for their preparation in serving morning tea.