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Tresham College carpentry students have travelled back in time to their nursery school days at the Pen Green Centre in Corby.

As part of their work experience for the Level One Diploma in Carpentry course, students from Tresham College offered to rebuild a wooden playboat in the sandpit for the nursery children.

Carpentry student Shaye Bennett was himself a pupil at the nursery school many years ago and even played in the boat, so as a ‘chip off the old block’ it was only fitting he should work on the project.

Carpentry Course tutor Mark Dunnill said “ The project provided valuable work experience whilst helping the local nursery.  I’m sure the new boat will stand the test of time and maybe some of the youngsters playing on it will be Tresham College students of the future.”

Shaye and fellow students are now working on Level Two of their course.  For more information about this Diploma or any of the courses offered at Tresham College go to

Tresham College is part of The Bedford College Group since a merger in August 2017 and is now the No 1 work-related training provider in the region.

Tresham College student Shaye Bennett working on the playboat, with inset image of Shaye as a young boy playing in the old boat at Pen Green Centre.


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