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Nottingham College construction students team up to support brain injury charity.

Nottingham College construction students have taken the skills they’ve learnt in the classroom out into the community to volunteer at Headway Nottingham, a charity which provides support, friendship and information to people who have suffered a brain injury and are now living with disability.

During the project, the students guided the service users through the process of building the birdboxes, teaching them different techniques and showing them how to use hand tools such as drills. In a follow-up visit, the service users completed their projects by painting the birdboxes.

This initiative provided valuable benefits for both groups. The students practiced and enhanced their communication skills, adapting to work with new people they may not typically interact with.

Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery student, Jack, shared his experience: "I enjoyed being part of this project. It was beneficial and rewarding for me and my course mates because we got to learn while helping others and putting our skills to good use outside of college."

Headway Nottingham Service Manager, Charlotte Leask, said: “It was great to team up with the students from Nottingham College. Not only have our services users got to try something new which perhaps tested their abilities, they also got to take a fabulous birdbox home with them at the end of the workshop.”

The social action project exemplifies Nottingham College's commitment to community engagement and practical learning experiences, enriching both students' education and the lives of those they assist.
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