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Our students were delighted to be involved in Eureka's 25th anniversary!

19th September 2017 <b>Our</b> students were delighted to be involved in Eureka's 25th anniversary!

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum in Halifax has most recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. As part of their celebrations they have brought digiPlaySpace to the UK for the first time; a collection of interactive digital art showcasing the work of artists from around the world, created by Toronto International Film Festival.

Featuring state-of-the-art exhibitions, digiPlaySpace encourages children to get hands-on with some of the most creative uses of technology through a variety of games, installations and activities.  

Calderdale College Joinery students were delighted to have been involved by creating “Maker Tables” for the exhibition. The tables were made to be wheelchair accessible and withstand some ‘hammer’ from visitors; our students prepared the timber and marked up the timber as a real life production line. The components were manufactured and assembled as a production line, hand finished and dispatched to Eureka!

James Cummins, Level 2 Bench Joinery student comments on his experience with Eureka: ‘Working with Eureka was such a great experience; it helped me develop some vital joinery skills! I am currently working as a joiner and I know I wouldn’t get here without the support from everyone involved and Calderdale College’.

Electrical students were also given the opportunity to gain work experience with GRAHAM Construction. When speaking about the project Caroline Gee, Regional Community Engagement Advisor from GRAHAM said,

“This project is key to the local community. The museum is incredibly popular so it was essential that this project was delivered on time to celebrate the 25th birthday.

“The work that the museum and Calderdale College does for young people in the local area is invaluable and we’re delighted to contribute towards the development of the educational facilities at the museum, and help them to celebrate this fantastic milestone in style.

“We’re looking forward to seeing more young people in the community benefitting from the facilities and initiatives put forward by Calderdale College and Eureka! following the completion of the Spark Gallery and the maker tables.”

The digiPlaySpace is a temporary exhibition at Eureka! until December 2017, visit: www.eureka.org.uk/event/digiplayspace for further information. 

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