Sees the Day is a local charity who offers day care services for adults with additional needs. The charity wanted to develop their garden so their users could complete an outside gardening project. They approached some of our Carpentry apprentices and asked if they could make them two raised planters for their disabled service users to enable them to be able to access the resources to be able to complete the project.
The apprentices were all keen and more than happy to help support the charity. Working with Theresa Wrathall, their tutor Phil Jones and technician, Piotr Raczynski from the College, the apprentices were able to complete the project as a team. The main part of the work was completed by second year Tom Mason (Level 3 Standard Advanced Carpentry & Joinery) and several first year apprentices (Level 2 Standard Carpentry & Joinery) who finished the planters at the beginning of last month.
The planters are very heavy and large so Bricklaying tutor, James Waters approached a local employer of one of his Bricklaying apprentices to ask to borrow a flatbed truck, which they kindly provided. The planters were delivered to Sees the Day on 10th June 2021.
This project has given the apprentices an invaluable opportunity to complete a project supporting the local community and we thank See the Day for their support with this.
The students tutor, Phil Jones said, “I am very proud of Tom Mason and the other Level 2 apprentices of their skilled craft on the local Care Home facility planters that the team were delighted with. I thank them with pride for their contribution to the Care Home and hope the residents enjoy the outdoor gardening to bring a smile, some feel-good spirit, and happiness”.