Handy carpentry students at Weston College have used their growing skillset to build some wooden playground equipment for local schoolchildren.

The wooden bus was designed and built at the college’s South West Skills Campus by three level two students before being donated to Little Explorers Pre-School in Hewish for use in their outdoor play area.

Michael Kay, lecturer in carpentry at the college, said: “We were approached by Little Explorers a few months ago asking for help with this project and we felt like this would be a fantastic opportunity to help the community.”

The skills the students learnt during the project included teamwork, employability, planning, and basic carpentry such as measuring, joining and sawing, according to a college spokesperson.

Mr Kay added: “The project has given our learners the chance to put all the skills they had learnt in the last two years into practice, including their design and practical skills.

“It has also given them the opportunity to see their product used in the real world.”

Picture: Little Explorers Pre-School pupils playing on their new wooden bus thanks to Weston College students

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