Making dad’s day

September 07, 2017

Merrigum Primary School students at Bunnings Warehouse in Shepparton.

FATHERS of Merrigum Primary School students were in for a treat on Sunday, thanks to a DIY craft session hosted by Bunnings Warehouse.

The school’s 27 students travelled to Bunnings Warehouse in Shepparton last week to build and decorate toolboxes for their dads.

School principal Tony Shannon said the session was one of many engagement opportunities the school had with Bunnings this year.

‘‘At the start of the year, Jen (from the school) got in contact with Paula at Bunnings for Mother’s Day for students to do some activities,’’ he said.

‘‘They’ve also come to the school and done some of their community projects at the school.

‘‘Then it was organised in amongst all of that we would come back to do something for Fathers’ Day.’’

Mr Shannon said it was great to see the students engaged in activities they normally would not get to do.

Bunnings activities organiser Paula Ryan said the session was a part of a wider Fathers’ Day campaign. ‘‘We support quite a few of the schools with the campaign and Merrigum Primary School is one of the ones we have quite a bit to do with,’’ she said.

Mrs Ryan said with 27 students working to hammer the toolboxes together, things got a bit loud, but she was impressed with the end result.

‘‘They were very well behaved,’’ she said. ‘‘A couple of the girls were really good with the hammering and so forth, so I was pleasantly surprised.’’

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