Students pitch in to construct new park

December 19, 2017 by  

Year 12 students from Lucas Heights Community School are increasing their construction skills by teaming up with Sutherland Shire Council to build a new park.

Barden Ridge Park, near Caringbah, is a project which, according to Sutherland Shire Mayor Carmelo Pesce, is helping to empower students in the senior construction course as well as give them key trade skills that will equip them for entry into the workforce.

Since July the students have visited the school’s neighbouring site to gain the necessary technical know-how as well as hands on experience in the various stages of the park’s construction.

The Mayor described the students’ involvement from graphic design stage to completion as

“an excellent opportunity”

Lucas Heights Community School has been involved since the early planning stage, and these students have learnt lots of valuable skills along the way.

He said the project team had worked closely with the participants, setting a fresh topic pertaining to a certain area of the build each week which they were then required to pursue during the class.

Mayor Pesce applauded the students whose commitment and talent, he said, helped to create an exciting new space that can now be enjoyed by the entire community.

The creation of Barden Ridge Park, which is due to be open this month (December), has provided the public with a host of facilities including play equipment for ages 3-15, a dinky track and picnic shelters.