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Picnic benches for disabled visitors, continued…

The construction students have completed the first of 3 disabled picnic benches for Audlem Lass and The Wheely Boat Trust. They asked us to design and build a picnic bench the both able bodied and disabled could sit at together.

A special mention goes to the following students:

  • James Lewis, apprentice joiner level 2
  • Alex Banks, apprentice joiner level 3
  • Grant McVety, full time advanced diploma joiner
  • Jack Connor, full time advanced diploma joiner
  • Josh Coombs, full time advanced diploma joiner

Not forgetting the expert tuition of David Allman!

 

 

The students take measurements of the doors and frames

Tarporley CE Primary School Project

Level 2 joiners - Dale Capewell, James Deering, Lochlan Bentley and Jason Hanmer

Level 2 joiners – Dale Capewell, James Deering, Lochlan Bentley and Jason Hanmer

Level 2 joiners were recently asked to help with some maintenance at Tarporley CE Primary School. They were asked to help with the maintenance of two doors, the door frames and a sandstone building that is used in the school ground.

The construction students were delighted to meet with Peter Howell, the site maintenance manager to get a view of the project and take some measurements, the students then created a materials list and a quote.

 

 

 

The joiners meet with Peter Howell, the site maintenance manager

The joiners meet with Peter Howell, the site maintenance manager

A price was agreed for the materials and they have been delivered to college this week. The bench joiners have now produced a working drawing so that they can manufacture the doors and frames. Once the risk assessment and method statement are complete the site joiners will take them to the school to complete the work.

Throughout the project our students have conducted themselves in a very professional manner and they were made to feel very welcome by the school.

If you want to study a course with great opportunities come and talk to the Construction staff at our next Course Open Event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students meet with Mr and Mrs Cottrell from the Overwater Wheelboat Trust

Picnic benches for disabled visitors

Students meet with Mr and Mrs Cottrell from the Overwater Wheelboat Trust

Students meet with Mr and Mrs Cottrell from the Overwater Wheelboat Trust

Our Level 3 Joiners recently met up with Overwater Wheelyboat Trust, Audlem, to discuss whether they could help in the design and manufacture of some picnic benches for their disabled visitors.

Our joiners planning their picnic bench designs

Our joiners planning their picnic bench designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a delight to be asked and students have gladly agreed to help them. Our Stretch and challenge group then set about getting some designs and quotes for a range of different woods that could be used.

This will then be passed on to Mr and Mrs Cottrell to see if it meets with their approval.

 

Plasterers ready to start work at Leonard Brothers Vet Centre

Young plasterers support local vets

Reaseheath College Employer Mentor, Leonard Brothers Vet Centre Ltd, recently enquired whether the construction department could help with some plastering at their vet practice. Enthusiastic to support local businesses, students were excited to investigate the job.

Plasterers ready to start work at Leonard Brothers Vet Centre

Plasterers ready to start work at Leonard Brothers Vet Centre

A group of out Level 1 and  Level 2 plasterers went to visit the client and see what was involved, they then put a quote together for the job and they emailed them – they got the job!

So the day arrived we went to the vets (which was still open while the work was to be carried out). The student plasterers ensured everywhere was covered up and completed the job to a very good standard.

Reaseheath plasterers at work

Reaseheath plasterers at work

Said Tom Leonard: “Great to give the Reaseheath students valuable on site experience. They were pleasant, enthusiastic students who answered my questions, well, cleared up after themselves and did a professional job on the walls.”

 Andrew Gould

Programme Leader in Construction

Student work - Level 1 Joiner Jason Hanmer

Student success in the classroom

Student work - Level 1 Joiner Jason HanmerLevel 1 Joinery student, Jason Hanmer has just completed a near perfect example of a scribed mortice and tenon Joint, commonly found in traditional wooden window manufacture.

What makes this piece of work particularly challenging is that the joint is manufactured completely by hand using very traditional woodworking techniques, a skill that can take months to master.

To begin with Jason was issued with a drawing, he then selected the timber and the correct tools to complete the task. With over 100 different hand tools available, selecting the right ones are a vital part of the planning.

Jason then planned his day out, setting goals to achieve by certain times of the day, having completed the joint he is reviewing how effectively he managed his day (pictured). Well done!