A lasting legacy for the Thamesview student community!

Last month, students at Thamesview got the chance to develop their carpentry skills and discover more about trade roles within the construction industry.

The activity was supported by apprentices from Taylor Wimpey who were on hand to give practical advice as well as talk to our young people about their experiences of the apprenticeship route. The students showed excellent teamwork and quick learning on the spot, and by the end of the day had built a sturdy bench they could be proud of!

The bench that the young people created will be donated to a student-designed wellbeing garden to help create a comfortable space for students to relax, make friends, and interact with their peers, ensuring that it will have a lasting positive effect for the school community.

We already have plans for another practical activity later in November, so that more students can have the opportunity to learn new skills and interact with construction professionals. We are hoping that this next practical project can be a bench that wheelchair users are able to use, to make the wellbeing garden even more inclusive for the students and their peers.

We are so pleased to have helped foster community spirit for the participants, and can’t wait to see the bench in its new home!