Quinns Men’s Shed finds new home at Clarkson Community High School

Quinns Men's Shed members Lewis Flood, Tony Freeman, Murray Steel and Fred Englebert with Education Minister Sue Ellery and Butler MLA John Quigley.
Quinns Men's Shed members Lewis Flood, Tony Freeman, Murray Steel and Fred Englebert with Education Minister Sue Ellery and Butler MLA John Quigley.

PRACTICAL skills are being shared across generations as the Quinns Men’s Shed finds a home at Clarkson Community High School.

The shed has been searching for a base since it was formed earlier this year and will operate from the school’s woodwork and metalwork facilities, as well as have access to a large shed.

Members will share their skills with students and the two groups plan to work together restoring a Holden EH ute.

Butler MLA John Quigley helped link the club with its new home and said it was a great outcome for all involved.

“The new space is massive and the facilities are better than any the shed could have hoped for and I thank the principal and staff at Clarkson Community High School for helping to make this a reality,” he said.

“Local projects such as this are the lifeblood of any community and I hope that local people, young and old, take up the opportunity to make new friends and perhaps discover a new passion, or rekindle and old one.”

Secretary Lewis Flood said the shed was grateful to the school for sharing its facilities.

“The Quinns Men’s Shed has been struggling to find a premises for its membership and the generosity of the principal John Young has given us a much-needed lifeline,” he said.

“I look forward to working closely with John and his school for the benefit of both our organisations, but also the wider community.”

For details about the shed, call Mr Quigley’s office on 9407 8600.