Construction students working on site

North Notts College’s Carlton Youth Club project receives investment from local construction company

30 April 2018

A donation by a local construction firm has given Construction students working on a project for Carlton Youth Club the exciting opportunity to expand their ideas and development.

Jones Homes have donated £500 to the project, in which students are developing an area to give visitors to the club a space to relax and socialise outside.

The space will include a nature path, with wild flowers, bird boxes and a seating area, as well as a central space being designed as a chessboard big enough to also accommodate a stage for outdoor summer performances.

Martin Lane, Construction tutor at North Notts College, said: “There’s a growing need for work experience and we have set hours for working in the community. This opportunity allows students to gain experience in industry as well as supporting the community and giving something back.”

The project is due to be finished at the end of the academic year and the project is well underway, with 40 tonnes of soil being used in one week alone.

Steve Scotthorne, Youth Worker, said: “our relationship with North Notts College is valuable as we couldn’t afford to do this project ourselves. By working closely with students who also work on maintenance such as windows and guttering we are able to keep the club running alongside supporting the college and the students’ work.”

The completion of the project will be marked by a garden party to officially open the space, with students and staff from both the College and Youth Club in attendance.

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