Port Kennedy: students Endeavour to pull things apart and put them back together


Donna Pollock and Genene Thomas with Endeavour PS Year 5 and 6 students. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d475612
Donna Pollock and Genene Thomas with Endeavour PS Year 5 and 6 students. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d475612

ENDEAVOUR Primary School students have been pulling things apart.

The Pull-A-Parts program is run by education assistant Donna Pollock for Year 5 and 6 students.

“Students learn how to use tools and also learn how to choose the correct tool to use when taking equipment apart,” she said.

“The students this year have had the opportunity to take apart old computers, sewing machines, coffee machines, printers and old CD players.

“The students are always amazed when they find magnets, springs and computer chips – they are continually surprised to see what’s inside.

“Several students have enjoyed making mini book shelves, gliders, dragons and boats with the balsa wood and with the modelling clay rabbits, dogs, snowmen and trinkets have been made.”

This year students were able to build four billy carts after donations from Bunnings Port Kennedy and the Rotary Club Palm Beach.

Students have had the opportunity to use their measuring skills, cut with the hand saw, screw the cart together and paint the billy carts.

They also enjoyed taking the carts out for a test run.

“Learning how to use the tools and choosing the correct tools has given these students some simple life skills that they can use forever,” Ms Pollock said.

Donations of items which can be taken apart such as old computers, CD players, printers and hard drives are always welcome. Items can be dropped off at the school.

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