SMYL College in Rockingham students impress at Warnbro Bowls Club

Jacob Jessup, William Lovett, Lachy Biliard, Zac Radford, Manning Fahey and Justin Green
Jacob Jessup, William Lovett, Lachy Biliard, Zac Radford, Manning Fahey and Justin Green

STUDENTS who would normally be written off by society have proven they can do amazing things when given a chance.

Several students from SMYL College in Rockingham have been busy installing and repairing brick paving at the Warnbro Bowls Club. They have also built a memorial rose garden at the club grounds.

The college caters specifically for students who have disengaged from government secondary schools.

Warnbro Bowls Club president Les Baker said some club members were wary at first.

“It’s a bit of a win-win all round. There are some good young people willing to do work and it’s brought respect for the students,” he said.

Teacher John Hudson said the results spoke for themselves, with the students’ schoolwork also improving.

“These are good lads; they are written off too early. It’s been a two-way thing, which is great,” he said.

Students Jacob Jessup and William Lovett enjoyed the club work.

“It’s better to work,” Mr Jessup said.

“If I’ve got a work day with John I’ll be there.

Mr Lovett said there was the motivation to get it done.

“It’s working for the community,” he said.

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