Burnley College Construction Students on Right Track for Success
Burnley College Construction Students were given the opportunity apply the knowledge and skills they have gained as they headed to Thompson Park to gain vital experience as site carpenters. The brief was to build a roof for the miniature railway to protect it from the elements.
As well as experiencing a real outdoor work environment, the students used their skills to improve park facilities which will benefit the community.
Lecturer in Construction George Woodall said the Students got so much out of the experience and the rain didn’t dampen their focus:
“The weather was not kind, with rain all day and cold, wet conditions, but the students ploughed on in good spirits to complete what was needed and thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working as a Site Carpenter.”
The miniature railway at Thompson Park is operated entirely by volunteers and runs from April to September on weekends and bank holidays (plus Wednesdays during summer holidays). The ride offers a 7 minute, 1k ride around the park for families.
We wish our students the best of success as they progress onto our site carpentry course in September.
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