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Flowers and bench at East Harling Youth Centre memorial garden

CCN Students create beautiful memorial garden for East Harling Youth Centre

5th July 2018 – Tags: Carpentry, Construction, East Harling

Our construction students were delighted to host the grand unveiling of the East Harling Youth Centre memorial garden this week, joined by members of the East Harling Parish Council. 

The Youth Centre was found by Mr Christopher ‘Puddy’ Crisp, who dedicated much of his time to the centre, and the activities held there. When Mr Crisp sadly passed away three years ago, he left some money to the centre he had helped to create, this has been put towards resources and materials to create the wonderful ‘Puddy Memorial Garden’.

Our CCN Level 2 Construction students have worked tirelessly to transform some scrap land on the premises into a patio area, complete with fencing, potting areas, and the pièce de résistance, the memorial bench.

The memorial bench was created entirely on site at City College Norwich, from the concrete ends, to the wooden slats and structure.

The CCN Level 2 Engineering students have also been instrumental in the construction of the bench, with Shane Barker and Peter Forster creating the stainless-steel work integral to the structure of the bench.

Chair of the East Harling Youth Committee, Graham Jubb, has been thoroughly impressed by the dedication of our students, stating,

‘The construction students have been a credit to the college. They have been well behaved, and have created something that will have a lasting effect on the community.

Course tutor, Nigel Etteridge, was similarly impressed,

‘The standard of work has been excellent. The students have learnt many skills, as well as learning to problem solve. I cannot fault the standard of the work set’

A big well done is due to all students who worked so hard;

Joe Bunce, Nathan Roversi-Moore, Kamil Giza, Jake Harvey, Marley Creed, Bradley Fearn, Owen Clarke, Max Wilkinson, Nathan Allen, Charlie Smith, Miki Girna, James Richardson, Gareth Wright, Adam Morgan, James Hayes, and Joshua Whiting.

With additional thanks to CCN engineering students, for their contribution;

Shane Baker, Peter Forster, Ryan Bridges, Callum Groom, Daniel Hanner, Joe McGreavy, Daniel Platten, & Steven Webb