Duncan MacLennan and Rahapa Berryman at the Coolangatta State School workshop.
Duncan MacLennan and Rahapa Berryman at the Coolangatta State School workshop. John Gass

Shed is proving all too popular

THE Lions Club and Coolangatta State Primary school have been struggling to keep up with the happy faces wanting to be a part of The Shed.

The Shed, that has been up and in operation since 2010, is a one-on-one mentor program showing disengaged students they could have hands-on options.

All the children want to be a part of it, but the limited amount of volunteers only allows them to take up to eight students for every four-week project.

If they had more volunteers more students could participate, but because volunteers are required to commit for the full four weeks, the Lions Club of Coolangatta are struggling to keep members.

The kids take part in activities such as wood-work, planting, composting, worm farming, water management, knitting, cooking and more, according to the expertise of the mentors.

Anyone interested in being a mentor is asked to phone the Lions Club's Marion McMurray on 07 5536 2975.



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