Ladies open their own shed

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TO ANY women who’ve ever longed for a chance to learn how to op­er­ate trade ma­chin­ery, wield a welder, or craft fur­ni­ture by hand, the new Miles Ladies’ Shed might be for you.

The ladies’ shed opens each Wed­nes­day from 3.30pm and this week marked its third meet­ing.

Miles State High Trade Train­ing Cen­tre trainer and as­ses­sor Brady Mof­fatt said the idea came about af­ter a school tour last year where a num­ber of par­ents ex­pressed an in­ter­est in com­ing down to the trade train­ing cen­tre them­selves.

“Later on in the year it ac­tu­ally went to a vote at men’s shed and sen­si­bly some of the men said ‘look, men at men’s shed like to talk about men’s is­sues and they come in to chat about is­sues per­ti­nent to work­ing men or men that’ve just lost their jobs’,” Mr Mof­fatt said.

“So they didn’t think ladies would be good com­ing to men’s shed.

“So then the idea of a sep­a­rate ladies’ shed was put for­ward, and the rest, as they say, is his­tory.”

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