Festive accessories become enterprise success for carpentry apprentices
Festive accessories made by college apprentices have unexpectedly turned into a successful charity enterprise.
Two three-foot wooden Christmas trees and a sleigh built by carpentry and joinery apprentices have raised £63 for Smile for Joel.
The items had initially been made for display purposes only. They soon proved to be so popular that transforming them into a charitable initiative became the ideal way forward.
Lecturer, Paul Underwood said: “The apprentices couldn’t have imagined how popular their items would be when they were constructing them. This is an extra reward for their great teamwork. They showed remarkable skills, praised by many students, staff and campus visitors.
“The challenge now is to work on something bigger and brighter in Christmas 2021.”
The college’s painting and decorating team also supported the venture by decorating the sleigh.