A group of students from Sacred Heart College Kyneton has been developing their project management and construction skills through their involvement in the LINCS Program. LINCS (Learning, Initiating, Networking and Connecting for Success) is an alternate applied learning subject offered to Year 9 students.
The major project for 2018 was selected after the students identified the need for play equipment at Kyneton’s Social Foundry to entertain customers’ children. The team of students investigated options for activities and equipment to interest and engage young children. The result was a children’s tee pee including a playground and a vertical garden for the cafe.
This project provided a fantastic opportunity for students to experience a hands-on project from conception and design to final delivery. As well as developing their design and construction skills, students were involved in creating and managing the budget, project management, filming the process throughout the year and planning of the official launch.
All were thrilled to participate in the unveiling of the equipment at the launch on 14 November. We greatly appreciate the support of Kyneton Community & Learning Centre through funding provided through the State Youth Engage Funding Program, Cobaw Community Health who provided well-being and team building education and Paul Dettmann and the team at the Social Foundry for providing an avenue for this project. Spending time at the Foundry also provided students with an opportunity to learn more about the training opportunities available there and the great support this not-for-profit, social enterprise coffee shop provides the local community. Further information on the Social Foundry can be found at: www.socialfoundry.org.au