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Australian made furniture supporting students at Malkara School

07 Jul 2020

Two people are reading a book on a dinosaur seat

The ACT Government has provided new Australian made and designed, sustainable furniture to a number of public schools to support student needs.

Selected schools were able to pick from a wide range of furniture to meet specific requirements for their students. The furniture is high quality, durable and innovative and enhances the design of the classroom, aiming to stimulate and engage students in their learning.

Malkara School received a range of new furniture during term 2 to support teaching and learning in a way that is physically comfortable, engaging and supportive.

“We have received some fabulous dinosaur seats that have been installed in our library and provide a comfy, fun place to share a book. In our front foyer we have some new bench seats that give students somewhere nice to sit while they wait for buses in the afternoon. To support teaching in our classrooms, we have added some adjustable semi-circular tables that enable our students to sit more comfortably in a group and focus on their learning,” said school principal Allison Chapman.

Other schools who received this style of furniture include Black Mountain School, Cranleigh School, the Woden School, Evatt Primary School and Calwell Primary School.

The furniture has been provided as part of the ACT Government’s $35 million fast track program. In providing these items through the stimulus package, schools have received innovative furniture which supports learning and business and employment has been provided for manufacturers and suppliers in Australia at a time when the pandemic had caused significant downturns in many businesses.

Selecting furniture and resources from Australian owned companies that are sustainable and environmentally friendly can also help build respect for the environment, support Australian businesses and provide health benefits.