Ungarra school receives generous donations | PHOTOS

Ungarra Primary School has received some donations for learning and play activities, from two organisations that presented their gifts to students on April 9.  

Bunnings Port Lincoln were approached by the school, who were in need of new woodworking equipment for the students to use. 

Prinicpal Karl Robst said their woodworking station under a verandah had old tools and the students needed materials to be able to continue their crafts. 

"We are low on material and the tools have seen better days so I contacted Jay and he got the ball rolling," he said. 

Jay Pearce, the activities organiser at Bunnings Port Lincoln said he loves getting approached and also approaching other community organisations with ideas. 

"Not many jobs out there get given a budget and told 'here, go help people'," he said. 

"It's really rewarding knowing we can give back." 

Mr Pearce said the creativity in his work was also "free range" and he enjoyed being involved with schools, community garden projects, and farmer relief work. 

Mr Robst said Bunnings had a great history of working with smaller schools too. 

"They responded immediately and were excited, it's good to see them come out to this small school," he said. 

"It's going to add to the level of challenges that kids can achieve." 

Bunnings donated scrap material, saws, hammers, nails, measuring tapes, glue and clamps among other materials, and brought kits to be constructed on the day with the help of Bunnings volunteers. 

The school had a busy day, as the Tumby Bay District Community Bank Branch also presented a cheque of $2,000 for the mud kitchen for kids to play, which was installed late last year.