Wanneroo Community Men’s Shed builds chair for Mirrabooka school

Wanneroo Community Men’s Shed builds chair for Mirrabooka school

A WANNEROO community group has donated a bench designed to promote inclusivity to a local school.

Members of Wanneroo Community Men’s Shed built a buddy bench for students at Boyare Primary School in Mirrabooka.

Group chairman Dan O’Keefe said it would provide opportunities for children to learn important social skills.

“A buddy bench is a special seat a child can go to when they feel lonely and have no friends or when they are being bullied,” he said.

“Another child will then invite them to join their group or activity.”

Mr O’Keefe said the shed’s main function was to sell affordable refurbished to computers to disadvantaged people at a low cost.