On the 6th of July, our Level Three Carpentry and Joinery students were delighted to present St Peter’s Primary School, in Easton, with this beautiful reflective area, consisting of a covered timber structure, with stained glass features.
Students and staff at St Peter’s School wanted an area in the school playground in which people could reflect and relax.
Students provided ideas and designs for the area, which were collated by Assistant Headteacher, Cate Tovey, and passed to Carpentry and Joinery tutor, Jonathan Nobbs.
Students from across the Construction and Building Services school worked together to make these ideas a reality.
Construction and Built Environment students created a finalised design, from which the team could work, Welding students created the supportive steel legs, Bricklaying Students created the concrete foundation underpinning the structure, and Maintenance Operations students coated the wood used.
Lastly, but certainly not least, our Level Three Carpentry and Joinery students bought the entire structure together, a beautiful space in which children can pause and reflect, as well as a space which will be used to host teaching from across the curriculum.
Assistant Headteacher, Cate Tovey, was delighted with the finished product, stating,
‘It has been an amazing project, and the end result is more than we could have hoped for. The students have been hard working and exemplary, they should be very proud of themselves.
It’s a wonderful legacy which will benefit generations of students to come’.
The project would not have been possible without the dedication and perseverance of Carpentry and Joinery tutor, Jonathan Nobbs, who reflected on the project;
‘St Peter’s Primary School gave our students the opportunity to create something lasting, Construction Programme Manager, Steve Carr, gave us the time and resources needed to make this possible, and the project allowed students to experiment and build their skill base.
This is a brilliant example of how all of our departments can pull together to create something incredible’
The Reflective Area has been built in dedication of former St Peter’s headteacher, Christine Livings, who sadly passed away last year. Ms Livings guided the school for 14 years, and her legacy will last for years to come.