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Clever Creations in the Studio!

Woodwork Creations in the Studio! Since the Studio re-opened a few months ago at the Bundoora campus, Participants have wasted no time trying new projects and using new tools. We’re incredibly impressed with the latest design; a wooden lolly jar! Comprising many different parts and features, Participants put these together in only a couple of…

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Using coffee grounds in the garden!

Did you know that coffee is good for the garden? Adding coffee grounds as a mulch or by composting is a great way to make use of something that would otherwise take up space in a landfill. Caffeine in soil is thought to be an effective pest controller, some claim that coffee grounds can be used…

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Customer Service Champions

On Wednesday 16 May, Lifeskills Participants Jess, Lauren and Amanda were awarded as Customer Service Champions for their work at La Trobe University. The ceremony was a celebration of their work and the work of others within the university community. Jess, Lauren and Amanda were nominated by their managers is appreciation of their dedication, hard…

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Continue reading News From The Latrobe Lifeskills Workshop- Recycled Furniture Success

News From The Latrobe Lifeskills Workshop- Recycled Furniture Success

 4 months ago, Latrobe Lifeskills was approached by Latrobe University to build four 6 meter long bars. These bars are intended for the celebration of La Trobe University’s 50th Anniversary in March 2017. Participants have done an amazing job at constructing the first of the bars. They’re thrilled to be involved, and continue to master…

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Report From Lifeskills Bendigo

Participants have been enjoying exploring the shops at the Bendigo Market Place shopping centre, including their favourites like EB Games and Zing, the comic store. Big W and some of the clothing stores were also favourite places to explore, with a couple of Participants purchasing items. During the time at the market place Participants get…

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Rec And Leisure In The Community

The “Recreation and Leisure in the Community” program has recently taken participants to the Eltham Library, Northland and Warrandyte parklands, wherewe enjoyed a walk in the sunshine, socialised with locals, and finished by visitingthe local bakery/café. The intention is that through participation in recreational and social activities to various destinations, we gain confidence, familiarity and a sense of belonging in our community. Active participation through meaningful and successful interactions also develops social inclusion…

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Volunteers Of Banyule

On Friday the 2nd of September, the Lifeskills Work Experience class was lucky enough to have a visit by Frank of the Volunteers of Banyule. The discussion was friendly, with many questions asked of Frank by the Participants, and a lot of interest shown in what he had to say. Frank spoke to the group about a lot…

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