Repairing a seating area in our town


  • 18 students
  • 16 to 18 year olds
  • 2 days

Students studying construction at Sheppey College (part of the EKC group) worked with their local council to repair and maintain brick planters and benches situated in the town square. Resources needed to complete the project were purchased with a small grant given by the Local Authority, applied for by the college. Students were able to practise construction skills whilst gaining confidence and developing pride in their local community.

Run by: Construction Programme Director

External involvement: Local Authority

Other attributes developed: Project planning

Reflection: Students were supported to evaluate their work and identify any improvements for their future work. All were able to log the hours for work experience and add to their CVs

Links to curriculum learning: Project linked directly to course content and learning. Links to health and safety exam, communication and environmental impact also included within course

Opportunities to link to career-related learning: Students should be encouraged to link practice to theory learned in the classroom. Links to Gatsby Benchmarks 4 and 6 - Linking curriculum learning to careers, and experiences of workplaces