Building craft occupations students are laying the foundations for their learning by giving a church and a scout hut in Swindon make-overs.

The level one students from Swindon College are set to renovate The Wick sea scout hut, and St Andrews Church, Blunsdon, and have visited the venues to do risk assessments and method statements, tooling requirements and draw up a programme of works.

Lecturer Gerald Kane said: “The project will take around 10 to 12 sessions to complete. It’s a great opportunity for the students to work in the community and gain valuable experience.”

He added: “Both organisations really appreciate our support.”

The Wick sea scout hut will be redecorated inside and have its sign spruced up, while students working at St Andrews Church will recondition the front gates and have the spikes capped, maintain the porch gates and the internal door as well as the moveable partition which allows the space to be divided up.