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News: The positive impact of our Broxtowe Community Projects!

Two students working with a mentor to cut a piece of wood using power tools
14-16 students helping with some construction

Over the course of three days, our two Pre-16 groups of Level 1 and Entry 3 Foundation Learning actively participated in helping Volunteer It Yourself’ with various tasks. We are thrilled to share the progress made by our dedicated students.

Our students dug holes for the decking foundations, coated fences and wood with preservative, measured and sawed lengths of wood, and even used power tools to assemble units and a pagoda. This was done over the course of 3 days for each group — 6 in total and the students demonstrated their hard work and commitment, with some going the extra mile to contribute to the project.

The Team at VIY have been fantastic at welcoming my learners, getting them involved and helping them to develop new skills outside of their comfort zone. It’s been brilliant for our students to contribute to the community project, and it has opened their eyes to the employability skills required for the world of work, as well as the experience of working in the construction industry. 

Andy Morley — Foundation Learning Teacher

This experience has been invaluable for our students as they have not only developed new skills in carpentry and joinery but also gained insight into the construction industry. Working alongside the Volunteer It Yourself’ organisation, our learners received exceptional guidance and support throughout the project.

The Broxtowe Community Project continues to make a positive impact in our community, and we are proud of our students’ significant contribution.

Basically, everything I’ve done has surprised me — I didn’t believe I would be able to use a drill, saw safely and neatly and challenging myself with digging fence post holes. It has been good to work with the mentors which has improved my communication skills. 

Foundation Learning Student — Nottingham College

I enjoyed building, joining the wood together, helping to make the pagoda using the power tools. The whole experience and the mentors have been good. 

Foundation Learning Student — Nottingham College

I enjoyed learning new techniques in woodwork to help the community. The staff have been helpful and quite funny as well. 

Foundation Learning Student — Nottingham College

Let’s give a big round of applause to our students for their dedication and hard work! Their efforts are a testament to the positive outcomes that can be achieved through community collaboration.

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  • 20th December 2023 (3:52 PM)
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