Students brighten up Rose Lodge garden

Carpentry students Matt Barnes (left) and Charlie Gibson with one of the planters presented to Anne Driscoll from Rose Lodge Care Home in Wisbech.
Carpentry students Matt Barnes (left) and Charlie Gibson with one of the planters presented to Anne Driscoll from Rose Lodge Care Home in Wisbech.

CARPENTRY students at the Isle campus of the College of West Anglia put their design and carpentry skills to work to make life a little brighter for residents of the local Wisbech community.

Charlie Gibson (16) from Wisbech and Matt Barnes (17) from Spalding, both first year carpentry students, have created several wooden planters for the residents of Rose Lodge Care Home.

In a bid to support their community, the students decided to undertake a local project. With tutor Daniel Savage, they hit upon the idea of the teaming up with Rose Lodge Care Home to brighten up the residents outside space.

Anne Driscall, home manager, said: “It was lovely to see what the young people had done for the residents and the planters are much appreciated. We have planted them up so our residents can enjoy some beautiful flowers this summer.”

Daniel Savage said: “Charlie and Matt have put a lot of effort into creating the wooden pieces. They were delighted to present them to the home.”