The Construction Division at York College is proud to have been instrumental in helping Stamford Bridge In Bloom achieve a Duke of York Community Initiative Award. Over the last two years joinery tutors and students have been involved in two impressive community projects, promoting pride in the village.
In 2013 joinery students and tutors worked collaboratively with the Group on a highly successful Viking longboat project, with input from the Battle of Stamford Bridge Society, which helped Stamford Bridge win gold in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition. The Viking ship, adorned with flowers. is an eye catching attraction for those passing through the village on the way to the east coast.
This year Level 1 Diploma in Construction students took on the task of assisting with their Railway Heritage Project, re-constructing the village’s old Railway station platform fence. Working from the original 1908 drawings, the students reinstated a standard diagonal fence using the North East Railway specifications. Students also undertook the renovation of three of the original railway platform benches.
Kevin Clancy, Head of Division for Construction at York College says: “We are delighted that Stamford Bridge has been honoured with this prestigious community award and that the projects our students worked on helped to make this possible. The projects provided a valuable hands-on experience for our students and presented them with an opportunity to broaden their skills. It is also fantastic to know that the projects have made such a difference to the community.”
(Photograph courtesy of: Simon Kench/DOYCI)
Bryan Lawson, Chair of Stamford Bridge In Bloom says: “The partnership between SBIB and York College continues to be most constructive. The Viking longboat with its striking figurehead has been admired by villagers & visitors alike and the willingness of the College to continue to work with us on our imaginative Heritage Railway Project is most commendable. During 2014 we have been delighted to finish in the top three of the East Riding Chairman`s Environmental Awards. This has been followed by the final accolade of achieving the Duke of York Community Initiative Award. There is no doubt that the involvement of York College in these collaborative community projects has played a vital part in these accolades.”