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 Carpentry and Joinery Learners create bird boxes for Boston in Bloom

Level one Carpentry and Joinery Learners have been working in collaboration with Boston in Bloom to create Bird Boxes, Hedgehog Hotels and Bug Hotels to be displayed within the local community.
Boston in Bloom is part of the ‘In Bloom’ campaign, which involves over 1000 communities across the UK. The campaign is about raising awareness and developing environmental responsibility, community participation and horticultural achievement. Boston in Bloom has achieved a Gold in-bloom award twice and they approached Boston College to be a part of their campaign. 

This was a great opportunity for the learners to practise the skills they have been developing in the workshops in a real life situation, creating projects which will be on public display. The learners received a brief and then decided themselves which tasks they wanted to complete. They carried out their own research into what would be needed and how to create their ideas. 

By the end of the second week, the learners had completed the following projects – 

A ten bird box collage in different colours which will be on display outside the Boston Stump alongside a Boston Stump styled bird box
A Boston skyscape bug hotel
Two hedgehog hotels that will be installed in the town allotments
A variety of bird boxes in the style of iconic buildings such as the Guild Hall, Maud Foster Windmill, The Masonic Lodge, The Alms house and Fydell House to be displayed in the Fydell House Gardens

If projects like this inspire you to study at Boston College, visit our course pages to find our more information about courses at Boston College.

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