BIKIES IN BRAWL

Po­lice warn bad be­hav­iour not wel­come on the Tweed:

Tweed Daily News - - FRONT PAGE -

STU­DENTS at Mur­willum­bah East Pri­mary School are be­ing en­cour­aged to sit and talk about their prob­lems with a buddy and thanks to the Tweed Val­ley Wood­crafters, that’s about to be­come a whole lot eas­ier.

The group was ap­proached by the school’s P and C to fol­low the NSW Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion’s pol­icy of mak­ing schools a safe place to learn and play. To com­ply with the pol­icy, class­room dis­cus­sions were held across all grades and it was de­cided that “buddy benches” should be pro­vided within the school grounds, pro­vid­ing “safety re­treats” where pupils en­coun­ter­ing some of the dif­fi­cul­ties of ad­just­ing to school life, could go.

Hav­ing com­pleted the three benches, the Tweed Val­ley Wood­crafters will soon de­liver their work to the school where they will be painted by the stu­dents.

The hand­i­craft of the Tweed Val­ley Wood­crafters will also be on ex­hi­bi­tion at their shed on the Mur­willum­bah Show­grounds on Sun­day, July 1 when they hold a free joint ex­hi­bi­tion with the Rich­mond wood­crafters from 9am to 4pm.

— Bob An­thony

PHOTO: SCOTT POWICK

GOOD HAND­I­WORK: Wood­turn­ers Ge­orge Cranny, Archie Craw­ford and Ian Shaw with one of their new Buddy Benches.

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