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Carpentry students create for kindy kids
Playing house has never been more fun at four kindergartens, the lucky recipients of new custom-made playhouses.
Canterbury Tertiary College (CTC) carpentry students are behind the miniature-scale houses, constructed during the Canterbury ITAB building competitions. Two of the playhouse creators also went on to national honours after the regional challenges – with Zac Wilkinson named Industry Training Association Building (ITAB) Apprentice of Year Zac Wilkinson and Jesse Dhue Skills NZ winner. Finishing touches were added by CPIT painting and decorating students.
“The children were so excited when it was delivered, they were straight in there with creative play. And they’ve come up with lots of ideas for how to beautify the area surrounding the playhouse. We’ve now got a stone path, planter boxes each side of the door, and a digging pit out the back.”
CTC Tutor Mick Cooke says the students were happy to see their handiwork go to a good home.
“Christchurch’s Eastern suburbs and Lyttelton have been hit hard, so it was great to be able to brighten up the days of some of the children in these areas.”
KIDSFIRST KINDERGARTENS ARE A NOT FOR PROFIT ASSOCIATION THAT HAS DEVELOPED AND MAINTAINED KINDERGARTENS IN CHRISTCHURCH, CANTERBURY AND ON THE WEST COAST FOR OVER 100 YEARS - AS THE PLACE LOCAL KIDS COME TO LEARN, PLAY AND HAVE FUN.
Four kindergartens now have great new playhouses, thanks to CTC.
The community spirit of helping kindy is still strong.