Recognition for college students

ANGUS College staff and students were recognised at the Angus Council Partnership Awards for their role in helping a group of school pupils with a Second World War themed project.

Introduction to construction students and their tutor, Steve Rennie, were contacted by the primary seven pupils from Rosemount Primary School, Hillside, who were seeking help for building replicas of toys from the war period.

As part of their class project the youngsters were looking at toys from the Angus Council archives used by children during the conflict. The group felt inspired to make their own toys based on the research and so developed their own ideas and designs based around the 1940s toys. The pupils were then invited along to the college for a two-day crash course on construction to make their designs a reality.

Over two sessions the construction students delivered training on the proper use of equipment and the importance of health and safety in the construction workshop. Working in groups the pupils built toys including a replica pirate ship and slingshot.

Construction tutor Steve Rennie said: “This group of students do a lot of work within the local community and it is great that this has been recognised with this partnership award from Angus Council.”