Students at Lincoln School within the Orana Juvenile Justice Centre are again reaching out to support others in the local community.
In an ongoing project between the school, TAFE Western Dubbo College and Juvenile Justice NSW, students have constructed a cubby house for the Temilee Children's Respite House in Dubbo.
The Temilee Children's Respite service provides families of a young person with a disability with planned, short term breaks from their usual caring role.
Lincoln School students building the cubby house are working towards a Certificate 1 in Construction with TAFE Western and the Department of Education ROSA. Lincoln School staff and TAFE Teacher Peter Deveigne are also volunteering their services after school hours to prepare the site and lay a slab in readiness for the cubby house to be placed on site.
Education and vocational programs being undertaken by detainees are an important part of their rehabilitation and enhance opportunities for further study or employment when they are released from custody.
The project simulates a work environment with elements including working safely in the construction industry, basic construction, estimation and costing, handling and storage of materials and application of WHS requirements, policies and procedures.