Students work gets pride of place

COWA students with the Parson Drove memorial
COWA students with the Parson Drove memorial

College students unveil a unique memorial which they constructed and erected on the village green at Parson Drove.

The memorial was commissioned by the Parson Drove Street pride to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s diamond Jubilee. College students from the engineering, motor vehicle and body shop and construction departments pulled together to create a unique structure which takes pride of place on the village green.

Level 3 site carpentry students added the finishing touch last Thursday (March 28), creating a wooden octagonal seat circling the memorial encouraging people to take in their surroundings.

Principal David Pomfret was invited to put the last screw into the seat and officially present it to the village on behalf of the College students. It was received by Gavin Booth, Chair to Parish Council, Chair to Street Pride and District Councillor together with other local councillors and members of the Street Pride group.

Roger Reader member of the Street Pride group and college tutor said:

“The seat is being dedicated to the late Robert Scrimshaw who was the first chair of Parson Drove Street Pride a Parish Councillor and District Councillor.”

“It was good to see students from different disciplines working together to produce such a piece, that people will enjoy looking at for years to come - I’m very proud of what these students did!”

David McCarthy, carpentry lecturer said: “The site carpentry students have worked really hard and enjoyed being part of this project working with their fellow students to give something back to community. They are proud of what they’ve achieved and so are we.”