STUDENTS from Faith Lutheran College, Cleveland District State High School and Ormiston College have made wooden mementos with a link to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The students – together with Emmanuel College and Forest Lake State High School – made 3500 mementos for dignitaries at the official opening of the Anna Meares Velodrome in Chandler.
The year 11 furnishing skills class from Faith Lutheran worked on their 700 mementos for six weeks learning about quality control of cutting, sanding and laser engraving.
Students handed the mementos to the official party which included Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Commonwealth Games Minister Stirling Hinchliffe.
During the production process a promotional video was made so the students also got to learn about film and television procedures and took acting and voice lessons.
Each lesson saw the foreman for the week lead the work crew while ensuring that production quotas were met and a high standard of quality was maintained.
Head of applied studies at Faith Lutheran College Denis Clarke said the experience was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
“Their involvement in a real world manufacturing project and receiving an invite from the premier to the official opening of a truly remarkable cycling facility to be used at the 2018 Commonwealth Games is one that will be talked about for some time,” he said.