Woodwork class receives timely donation

Monday March 25, 2019 Written by Published in Education
Titikaveka College woodwork teacher Charlie Kapuvai, (at left), principal Vae Unuka (far right) and wood work students gather to thank CITC for the donated materials. 19032114 Titikaveka College woodwork teacher Charlie Kapuvai, (at left), principal Vae Unuka (far right) and wood work students gather to thank CITC for the donated materials. 19032114

CITC Building Centre has donated some building materials to Titikaveka College’s woodwork class.

The donation was organised by Dianna Clarke Bates, CITC’s executive director, who saw that the woodwork class was in need of materials.

The students eagerly received the generous donation of wooden planks and boards on Thursday.

Charlie Kapuvai, woodwork and graphics teacher, said “Our wood work class has been lacking resources, so we are so thankful for the donation from CITC”.

He says every eight weeks 13 students rotate to take woodwork as an option class.

His year 10 students have made wooden pencil case boxes and wooden racks. 

“It’s all about the process of learning how to make something, rather than the end result,” said Kapuvai.

Principal Vae Unuka said although the college focuses on academics, woodwork is an important class because it can lead to careers in construction, carpentry and engineering. He says the student are very excited by the donation of supplies and can’t wait to start new projects.

“If anyone has excess wood or old tools that they would like to donate, Titikaveka College would very much appreciate it,” said Unuka.

He says donations of resources like books, stationary and paint for the woodwork classroom would also greatly benefit the college.

                - Anneka Brown

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