Woodworking is known to have positive effects on mental wellbeing. The feel and smell of timber, the repetitive motions required to work the wood and the satisfaction in creating something new are just some aspects of woodworking that can contribute to a person’s mental wellbeing. Our Year 10 Industrial Technology Timber students certainly seemed to be enjoying themselves now that they have returned to their timber workshop.
The students are presently working on constructing a small timber wall cabinet which can be used as a bedside table or placed on a desk for storage. They will build on their timber skills acquired in Year 9 to complete the project. Students will learn how to successfully create mortise and tenon joints, through using both hand-held tools and powered-machine tools. This project provides students with an insight into modern industry practices.