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College of West Anglia students get hands on experience with community project at Hickathrift House




The three brick work students from the College of West Anglia Wisbech campus were invited to a Fenland care home to get some hands on experience by repairing a damaged raised flowerbed.
Over the course of two days, Paulius Jonaitis, Brandon Bryan, and Michael Gritsenko, along with their tutors, removed the old structure and re-built the flowerbed at Hickathrift House in Marshland St James using new bricks for the residents, staff and visitors to enjoy.

General manager at Hickathrift House, Ceri Mills, said: "We are so happy that after discussions with Jamie Hall, the home's maintenance manager, the students from the College of West Anglia came to rebuild an old brickwork flowerbed at the front of the home.

Three College of West Anglia bricklaying students completed a new flower bed at Hickathrift Care Home. (14618010)
Three College of West Anglia bricklaying students completed a new flower bed at Hickathrift Care Home. (14618010)


"It looks so much brighter and more welcoming for visitors and the people that live at the home. We are looking forward to future projects with the college. Well done and thank you Paulius, Brandon and Michael."

Jamie said: "I am very pleased with the standard of work achieved by the students they worked well as a team and really enjoyed the opportunity to exercise their bricklaying skills on a worthy community project. All that remains is to select the flowers that help will give this side of the building, a bright new look for the summer."

Three College of West Anglia bricklaying students completed a new flower bed at Hickathrift Care Home. (14618012)
Three College of West Anglia bricklaying students completed a new flower bed at Hickathrift Care Home. (14618012)
Three College of West Anglia bricklaying students completed a new flower bed at Hickathrift Care Home. (14618015)
Three College of West Anglia bricklaying students completed a new flower bed at Hickathrift Care Home. (14618015)


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