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Students build community links

8th May 2012

A small group of level 1 and Level 3 brickwork students from Calderdale College's North Halifax Skills Centre put their skills to good use when they volunteered at Pennine Magpie.

The learners gave up their time to build a wall at Pennine Magpie to enclose the allotments which belong to charity. The wall was a tricky build for the students as there is a steep embankment on the other side of the allotments so they all had to be aware of the correct health and safety measures for onsite working.

Later this month plastering students from North Halifax Skills Centre will be rendering the wall so it will be completed by the end of May.

Andy Jowett, academy co-ordinator said: “I am really pleased with the learners’ energy and enthusiasm in taking part in this project. We are always happy to help with community projects and I look forward to seeing the end product.”

The construction students have carried out a number of voluntary projects in the community and regularly fundraise for local charities. Pennine Magpie is a local not-for-profit company with charitable aims, for more information on the support they provide visit their website.

More information about the construction courses on offer at Calderdale College is available on the College’s website.

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