Last Monday, Play Days in Marton held a house-warming party to celebrate the arrival of two playhouses made by students from Rangitikei College.
Project co-ordinator Tara Laurent, Joshua Cameron and Moroni Seauluga from the college, shared a lunch with the children and were presented with a card to thank them for the addition to their playground.
Play Days approached the college earlier in the year to see if it was possible to get the playhouses made. The students, under the guidance of Head of Technology Richard Kingi were able to incorporate the building of the houses into the outdoor furniture requirement of their NCEA course.
The students gained eight credits in level two in their NCEA, and now the children at Play Days have the benefit of two new houses.
Mr Kingi said he and the students were amazed at how excited both the children and teachers were when the houses arrived, and he said that the thank-you card would have a special place on the wall in the workshop.
The children have made hanging baskets with flowers and stepping-stones to place in front to make the houses homely.
- Manawatu Standard