The Technical Academy Electrical students with lecturer Gary Cook at Ferryhill Scout Hut

Students Use Skills To Help Good Cause

Thu, 2002-03-14 00:00

A makeover at a local scout hut has received a helping hand from a group of East Durham College students.

Level 3 electrical students from the College’s Technical Academy started work on the Ferryhill site last week, working on a number of areas of the site fitting lights and fixing other electrical components around the site.

The five electrical students involved are aiming to finish by Easter; then tiling students will be heading to the site to work on the kitchen.

Electrical lecturer Gary Cook believes the project is a fantastic opportunity for the students to use their skills in a real work environment and help a fantastic cause in doing so.

Gary said: “We were contacted and asked if we would be able to help on the project in anyway and we saw this as a fantastic opportunity for the students to get some experience in a real work environment, which they need to do as part of their course.

“The students are working really hard and want to show off all the skills they have learnt over the last couple of years at The Technical Academy, and this job is a fantastic platform for them to do just that.

“It’s a good cause and we hope that our work can make a big difference to the local people that come in to use the venue.

“We have to a big thank you to City Electrical Factors in Sunderland who have been a big help to us with materials for the job.”