TAFE SA students studying Certificate II in Construction Pathways from the Tonsley campus were commissioned by the Marion RSL to construct planter boxes as part of their commemorative display for the 100th Anniversary of Anzac Day.
Ten wooden planter boxes were constructed to house the large collection of pot plants bequeathed to the Marion RSL by members. The planter boxes have been placed out the front of the Marion RSL headquarters, a popular place where the Diggers like to congregate and chat.
“We worked with TAFE SA staff to create a simple and elegant design for the planter boxes,” said Mr Graham Duckworth of the Marion RSL.
“It’s worked out well for us, the design has a handy spot where our blokes can park their glass or their, er, person,” laughed Graham.
The planter boxes were completed and installed before the 100th Anniversary of Anzac Day on Saturday 25th April 2015. The Marion RSL had a range of activities planned for the special celebration and the planter boxes will help to set the scene.
TAFE SA’s involvement will be acknowledged with a special plaque attached to the boxes. A team of Diggers will transfer the plants into their new permanent home, with any spaces filled by plants donated by Bunnings of Marion.
So pleased with the results of the collaboration with the staff and students of TAFE SA, the Marion RSL will be commissioning more planter boxes in the future. This time the design will be a little more complicated and include a bench seat between the planter boxes.
Principal lecturer in Carpentry, Ian Fuller said it was exciting to work in collaboration with Marion RSL to create these planter boxes.
“This project enabled students to pass several of their modules, while using their skills in a real life exercise. The students took great pride in their work, ensuring the planter boxes were finished to a high standard,” said Ian.
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