Construction students revamp furniture

Banrsley Hospice project

Left to Right: Matthew Egginton, Stephen Hatfield and Finlay McKenzie from Barnsley

Our Construction students have upcycled a range of furniture for Barnsley Hospice.

Barnsley Hospice supplied the furniture from its distribution centre and our Construction students used their skills to transform the selection of tables, stools and cabinets.

With help from their tutors, the students planned the project from start to finish, deciding on the colour and style of paint to use, choosing the appropriate tools, repairing any faults and preparing the furniture for painting.

As well as practical work experience, the students worked as a team to gain employability skills such as problem solving and communication.
The refurbished furniture has been delivered to Barnsley Hospice stores, ready for sale to customers.

Matthew Egginton, Program Manager for Construction, said: “This has been an exciting community project for our students, we gave them free reign to showcase their artistic expression. In doing so, they have transformed broken and worn-down household items into vibrant furnishings.

“I would like to thank Stephen Hatfield from Barnsley Hospice for this opportunity in allowing our students to contribute during this difficult time.”
Stephen Hatfield, Retail Operations Manager at Barnsley Hospice, said: “This has been a brilliant showcase for the budding construction students of tomorrow. It has shown how working together with Barnsley College and local organisations we can help the people of Barnsley and the wider community.”

Last updated: 14th January 2021

Originally posted on: 14th January 2021