Woodwork students help community raise funds

Gifts: Margaret River Sea Search and Rescue s Trish McShane, left, and Jeff Uhd, centre, are happy to receive donation boxes from Margaret River Senior High School s John Busby, year 11, principal Andrew Host, Will Jackson, year 11, and woodwork teacher Ian Thwaites.
Gifts: Margaret River Sea Search and Rescue s Trish McShane, left, and Jeff Uhd, centre, are happy to receive donation boxes from Margaret River Senior High School s John Busby, year 11, principal Andrew Host, Will Jackson, year 11, and woodwork teacher Ian Thwaites.

WOODWORK students at Margaret River Senior High School (MRSHS) recently took on an extra project to help the Margaret River Sea Search and Rescue team raise some much-needed funds.

The year 11 students designed and manufactured donation boxes to be placed in venues around the district. 

In pairs, they worked to meet the criteria and displayed some great ideas in design and finishing.One student volunteered to make wooden boats for the top of every team's boxes.

The final results have pleased MRSHS woodwork co-ordinator Ian Thwaites and he is happy the school could support the community.

"The students have completed their major furniture piece for the semester and had just enough time to fit in a small design and manufacture group project," Mr Thwaites said.

He encouraged local residents to look out for the boxes around the area and make a donation to the rescue group.

"These are the people who will come to rescue you when your outboard motor breaks down when you're well out at sea," he said.

Margaret River Sea Search and Rescue are based in Gracetown and Gnarabup.