Construction students fit new kitchen in Amersham Memorial Gardens
Following a request from Bucks UTC for projects in the area where construction students could apply their skills, 20 students have been involved in the planning and fitting of a new kitchen at Amersham Memorial Gardens, as part of their ‘hands-on’ project work.
The year 10 and 12 students are coming to the end of the first year of their Construction course at the UTC. A large part of their course focusses on project work with local employers. The students led the construction process from start to finish, from initial surveys, risk assessments, materials and tool requirements, to fitting. Amersham Town Council purchased the materials, and the students planned the layout of the units and assembled them in kit form at the UTC, before final installation in the Gardens.
Nick Han, Head of Construction at Bucks UTC, said: ‘We were delighted with the students’ very mature approach to this project. They were able to put into practice the skills and knowledge acquired as part of their training with us, and apply these to a real life project. They also had to work around the demands of their other commitments, such as assignments, assessments and lessons, and even worked through their half term break.’
Mark Richardson, Contracts Manager, Amersham Town Council, added: ‘We have been very pleased with the work and how the students conducted themselves in the public eye, and thank them on behalf of the Council. We look forward to a long working relationship with the UTC.’