Putting Training in Action at Barunga School

The team has been busy with their White Card Training and are putting their new skills to use at the Barunga School. 

The first job the fellas got stuck into was improving personal access to the school as well as increasing the safety at the entry and exit gates. Currently the Barunga School has quite large holes and uneven surfaces under and around all gates, which means when Barunga gets rain it leads to large puddles under each gate.

Our teams will using many skills from the excavator and kanga machines laser levelling form work and steel mesh work, working out levels, mixing and pouring concrete and WHS also on top of the list.

The finished work will eliminate dogs getting into the school grounds and improve access for everyone, especially mothers with prams, wheelchairs and walking frames. Having a more accessible way to enter the school is good for all.

One of the participants using machinery to make the school a safer place to be.

This community project works well for our job seekers to learn valuable employment skills which may lead to real jobs long term. The project also eliminates a hazard in very busy area within the community.

The pathway is nearly done and we are getting there with other work

Barunga and Beswick Teams are put in great effort under the guidance of Michael Lemon from Batchelor Institute.

The team worked well and looked after each other while working in extreme temperatures, which is a reminder to us all to work safe and be aware of your work mates at all times.

Thanks to all involved, Nyirrunggulung-RISE are proud to work alongside you all while we are improving services in the community.