Rockingham SHS library has replica Alcatraz prison cell

Education support student Layth Wilkes in the full scale replica of the Alcatraz prison cell, which he put together in just five hours.
The replica Alcatraz prison cell.
Education support student Layth Wilkes in the full scale replica of the Alcatraz prison cell, which he put together in just five hours. The replica Alcatraz prison cell.

A FULL-SIZE replica of a prison cell from Alcatraz has been on display at the Rockingham Senior High School’s library.

Year 11 education support student Layth Wilkes played a major role in the design and construction of the replica as part of a work placement program.

Layth worked from photographs, enlarged them to mark out the design in full size onto cardboard, then painted the walls in the same colour that was used in the real prison on the infamous island of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay.

Library officer Walter Grebert said he had done an amazing job in just five hours.

“This was Layth’s second placement at the school library,” he said.

“He usually undertakes various hands on duties as directed by his supervisors.

“But in this instance he was able to assist the library staff to produce this exceptional work.”