Pods cast cool school shade

Brian Foley and Trina Williams from Rotary Mordialloc cut the ribbon with Doveton College HoL student Connor Hudson to open the shade pods on 11 December. 188513_03 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS


A bit of welcome shade has been unveiled at Doveton College.

The two wooden shaded ‘seating pods’ at the school’s sports oval are the work of enterprising students.

As part of a Hands on Learning program, students went to work one hour a week out of the classroom.

The aim was to work on authentic meaningful projects for the benefit of the school.

“A key part of the HoL program is giving back and making valuable contributions to the community,” a spokesperson said.

“The team wanted to create something special for their school – and came up with something really needed in summer.

“It has been a huge hit at the school.”

The program builds teamwork, problem solving and communication skills as well as self-esteem, belonging and contentment at school.

The HoL runs in 80 schools, supported by Save the Children.

It was recently judged as one of the top 100 education programs in the world by Finnish group HundrED.

The materials were funded by Mordialloc Rotary Club.


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