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News: Carpentry and Joinery students at Nottingham College create sustainable solutions

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Bat and Bee Boxes
Bat and Bee Boxes

To celebrate Earth Day on April 21st, we are proud to showcase the sustainable projects recently completed by Carpentry and Joinery students at Nottingham College.

They have recently completed outstanding sustainability projects by using their initiative and surplus construction materials. These projects are excellent examples of how creativity and resourcefulness can produce sustainable solutions.

Bee House

Riley, a level 1 student, spent approximately 20 hours planning and constructing a solitary bee house entirely out of scrap materials and off-cuts that would have otherwise been thrown away. His intention was to donate the bee house to the college to help with sustainability projects and to create a prototype for other learners who want to do the same.

Riley’s tutor, Dean, gave him support and guidance throughout the project, and the college is considering recognizing his contribution on their website.

Bat Box

In another project, several Carpentry and Joinery tutors collaborated to construct a bat box from scratch using waste materials. They even created brackets from a waste piece of copper by splitting it open, flattening it out, and filing the edges down. The process took approximately 30 – 40 minutes.

These projects showcase the students’ and tutors’ commitment to sustainability efforts at the college. They have demonstrated how small acts of resourcefulness and creativity can lead to a better future for the environment.

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  • 17th April 2023 (8:00 AM)
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