College students complete sleep outs

Top Row, L-R: Samuel Saunokonoko, Isaac Steele, Nelson Akast, James Hunter, Ryan Cooksley, John Coulston, DanielAlonso, Hamish Rossiter-Tutuki, Tobias Wilkins.Middle Row, L-R: Cody Rickard, Tim Lever, Jacob Waldegrave, Royce Barriball.Bottom Row, L-R: Rhys Hatton (obscured), Joshua Keys.

Top Row, L-R: Samuel Saunokonoko, Isaac Steele, Nelson Akast, James Hunter, Ryan Cooksley, John Coulston, DanielAlonso, Hamish Rossiter-Tutuki, Tobias Wilkins.Middle Row, L-R: Cody Rickard, Tim Lever, Jacob Waldegrave, Royce Barriball.Bottom Row, L-R: Rhys Hatton (obscured), Joshua Keys.

After investing blood, sweat and tears for the past year into their handmade sleep outs, the students of the BCITO programme at Waiuku College can now put down the hammer.

The two sleep outs are now complete and are proudly on display, and for sale, at Waiuku ITM. Each one is wired with lights and power points and has an external power input.
They are very well insulated (wall and ceiling), lined with Osbrace and covered with Shadowclad all ready for painting. The framing and flooring is all H3 treated timber to ensure a long life.
The BCITO course is for NCEA Level 3, and allows students to prepare for an apprenticeship within the building trade. Last year, the group had great success in building a jigger shed for the Glenbrook Vintage Railway, and many students went on to gain successful employment within their trade roles. Teacher, John Robinson, is incredibly proud of what his students have achieved, as well as the others who had to give up the course due to finding apprenticeships throughout the year.
“We were very lucky to have had the help from Waiuku ITM, who assisted us with the design and materials. They also have them on display for us in their yard.”
The funds raised from the sale of the sleep outs go towards costs, as well as funding next year’s students and resource development.
Those who are interested in purchasing a sleep out can contact Waiuku College or Waiuku ITM for more information.

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