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Easter project for NWHC engineering students

Published on Monday, 10th April 2017

NBBC has teamed up with North Warwickshire & Hinckley College to work on some fun Easter entertainment throughout the town during the holidays. 

NW&HC Easter tree

Students produced an Easter Tree which went up on display today in the Ropewalk Shopping Centre, Nuneaton. Children are now invited to pick up their Easter egg template, get creative and design their best decorations – which will then go up and help to fill the Special Easter Tree. This event is part of the Council’s ‘Easter Colouring Fun’ activity running from Monday 10 – 17 April.

NBBC gave the college students an idea of what was required and set them the task of producing this within a month. They took control, were professional and handled this short time frame excellently. Having discussed the brief with their lecturer, they put together a design, worked out heights, weights and dimensions and measured out all of their materials. This is what the students had to say:

19 year old Nauman Ali (NWHC Engineering Student) - Nuneaton, said:

"It's been fun completing the project and working to a customer's design brief."

18 year-old Eesaa Sheikh (NWHC Engineering Student) - Nuneaton added:

"It's been really good to be involved in the project for Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and I've enjoyed working on a real engineering scenario. We have had some problems but we overcame them by working as team."

19 year old Mushuka Makasa (NWHC Engineering Student) - Bedworth also commented:

It has been a great experience working with our small team and I have enjoyed coordinating some of the tasks.”

The students worked really well together and seemed to be enjoying a ‘real life project’ to work on. NBBC staff kept in touch with their lecturer to see how they were getting on and asked his thoughts on the idea:

Mark Jackson - Tamworth - Engineering Lecturer said:

"After being asked by my Learning and Skills manager, Sam Garnham if we could design and build a feature for the Council we couldn’t refuse. For the students to be able to work on a real life engineering scenario and to a customer's design brief has been a great experience for them. They have worked extremely well together and overcame any problems logically using methods that we have discussed in lectures".

The tree is already catching people’s attention and starting to fill up with some lovely colourful eggs in celebration of Easter and is only part of the activities and fun the Council has going on this week as part of our Easter Eggstravaganza!

NBBC will continue working with NWHC and we can look forward to future displays from the students within the town.