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Book worms build community library

Creative carpentry and joinery students at Tameside College have built a ‘community library’ using their skills of the trade.

Seven students were set the task by teacher, Dean Donelon, who asked them to plan and build something which was personally important to them using traditional carpentry and joinery skills.

Using geometry and mathematical skills the students have learnt whilst on the course, they designed the roof structure, built the walls and furnished the interior with miniature sideboards, carpets and wallpaper.

The library will be used by students to share and exchange books, encouraging them to improve reading skills.

Dean, said: “One of the most rewarding parts of teaching is when your students admire their work with pride. Those involved in this task are very proud of what they’ve achieved and I’d like to congratulate them on their great team spirit, innovation and work ethic. I am looking forward to witnessing this community library serve our learners present and future.”

Michael Knowles, level three carpentry and joinery student at Tameside College, said: “To think in September I would be competent in pythagoras and geometry to set out and construct a complex object from scratch, would have been a target I couldn’t meet. It has been an amazing learning journey and I’m really proud of what we’ve managed to do. I’m looking forward to seeing it in use.”

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