Tameside College


11 Million Takeover Day

11 Million Takeover Day

Pupils from the New Charter Academy attended the Tameside General Hospital as part of the national 11 Million Takeover Day activities across the country. The pupils spent time in the outpatients department with play leaders and produced bird boxes.

The pupils received instructions on how to complete the construction of the bird boxes. With great enthusiasm they immediately began the task encouraged by members of the Consort Healthcare staff team, school teachers and the Head of Construction from the college.

The pupils managed to produce 20 bird boxes for which the trust were very appreciative. The Trust assured the school that the boxes would be a terrific attribute to the hospital grounds creating and supporting wildlife activity for the benefit of patients and visitors alike. The boxes have subsequently been fixed to selected trees within the hospital grounds to encourage small birds to inhabit the site.

The college was approached by Balfour Beatty Workplace to support the Hospital with the project as part of the ongoing partnership between Tameside College and Balfour Beatty and the Hospital Trust. The college readily agreed to supply a pattern for the bird boxes and the timber. The timber was ultimately generously donated by the Construction departments’ timber supplier, ‘Illingworth and Ingham’ – thanks to Bob Graham.

The partnership between the College and Balfour Beatty continues to grow from strength to strength in supporting learners with broadening their learning experience through site visits, work experience and community project support.

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