Joinery students lend Silver Band a hand

SBSR Selkirk Silver Band Hall works 2016 Borders College
SBSR Selkirk Silver Band Hall works 2016 Borders College

Students on the National Progression Award in Carpentry and Joinery at Borders College recently got involved in a community project for Selkirk Silver Band.

Their task was to create storage space in the band hall for instruments and a music library.

Once students had carried out the measurements and the Silver Band had provided the materials, the group set about creating two sets of cupboards with sliding doors. The work was completed over three consecutive Wednesdays which would normally have been spent in college.

Course tutor Liam Thomson said: “This was a good opportunity for the NPA Joinery students to work outside College promoting team work and employability skills.”

Hopefully this project has helped to demonstrate to the students that skilled and accurate work will be an important part of their working lives.

All of the students who worked on this project were able to log their hours of work with the Volunteer Centre for their Saltire Award.

Pictured above (l-r): Kieran Wilkinson, Andrew Hastings, Michael Rogan, Elizabeth Winsor, Daniel Simpson, Mikey Futter, Connor Gillon, Sara Jamieson (SSBH contact), Will Kruger, Luca Nardini, Jack Scott, Kyle Brunton and Jordan Rutherford.