Katelyn’s handiwork to make a splash in Sydney show
KATELYN McDonald got more than a certificate and congratulations when she finished high school last year - she left with a bathtub too.
The former McAuley Catholic College student spent Year 12 making the masterpiece for her HSC Major Project, and despite not knowing where to start, Katelyn knew she wanted to go out with a splash.
"I just wanted to make something I would have forever, something that would pass down through generations," she said.
The bathtub now estimated to be worth $8,000 took 120 class hours plus time after school, on holidays and weekends and was picked to be exhibited at the HSC InTech display as part of the Sydney Timber, Tools & Artisan Show coming up in June.
"I was so proud of myself just for making it and seeing it finished … it was such a challenge and it was amazing to see it big and done," Katelyn said.
"It's really nice to get recognition for that."
Woodwork teacher Adam Bancroft said Katelyn was the first McAuley student to reach this stage of the exhibition and would be among 200 entries selected from schools around the state.
"Any opportunity to be in the workshop - she was in there.," he said.