Students Renovate Age UK Community Centre in Kettering
Students from Tresham College of Further and Higher Education’s construction courses have been personally thanked by staff and local MP Phillip Hollobone for their hard work and professionalism whilst renovating a local day care facility for the elderly in Kettering.
Over the summer, Centre Organiser for the Age UK Four Seasons Lifetime Centre in Kettering, Lee Price contacted Tresham’s construction department to discuss the possibility of students renovating the centre as part of a ‘live’ project. Craig Love, Deputy Head of School for Construction, was happy to help and worked with Lee alongside the Kettering Rotary Club to begin work in September.
The Kettering Rotary Club funded the project and sourced the materials at significantly discounted prices or for free with Travis Perkins, Johnson Paints and Gibson Dandy for students to use.
The project began with carpentry students removing wood work and plaster then plastering students had to prepare and re-plaster the room. Painting and decorating students could then decorate the main hall.
Lee Price, Centre Organiser at the Four Seasons Lifetime Centre said:
“Thank you to Tresham and the Rotary Club, we are truly grateful for all their support. Students have worked so hard and they have always been professional and courteous to staff and the centres visitors. Well done.”
Phillip Hollobone MP for Kettering commented:
“We are very lucky to have Tresham College students and staff for what they do in the local area. Students have renovated the centre as part of their course which has been an excellent way of practically helping the local community.”
Craig Love, Deputy Head of School for Construction and Engineering at Tresham said:
“This project has been perfect for our students to complete. They were able to work together and with external clients which is great experience for them to use in progression to work or in their current employment as apprentices.
Without our students’ willingness and diligence we wouldn’t have been able to help with the centre, however, they have really shown how they can help with the local community and I hope to see more projects like this in the future.”
Malcolm Bithray, President of Kettering Rotary Club said:
“The Rotary club has been delighted to be involved in this project. The work has been superb and Tresham should be commended for their hard work.”Back to news