Engineering students have built an Easter-themed display for the Ropewalk Shopping Centre recently.
The College was approached by Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council to design and build a tree to display entries for a children’s East egg colouring competition.
Nauman, Mashuka and Eesaa who are currently studying the Level 3 Engineering course at the College designed and built the 5 1/2 foot structure that will be displayed in the Ropewalk Shopping Centre until Monday 17 April.
Eesaa Sheikh said: “It’s been really good to be involved in the project for Nuneaton and Bedworth Council and I’ve enjoyed working on a real engineering scenario. We have had some problems but we overcame them by working as team”.
Mark Jackson, Engineering Lecturer at the College said: “After being asked by my Learning and Skills manager, Sam Garnham if we could design and build a feature for the council we couldn’t refuse. For the students to be able to work on a real-life engineering scenario and to a customer’s design brief has been a great experience for them. They have worked extremely well together and overcame any problems logically using methods that we have discussed in lectures”.
Sam Garnham, Learning and Skills Manager added: “All students on the Level 3 Engineering course have to complete a project as part of their qualification. This has been a great way for them to put their creative and technical skills to the test, working to deadlines to produce a product for a real customer. It’s also been a great way to get involved in a local community project.”
Jonathan White, Head of Town Centres & Marketing at the council added:”It’s great to have the opportunity to work with the college students and lecturers at NWHC and we look forward to working with them again on future projects.”