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Yale College Students Design and Build Maelor Hospital Playpen

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Jul 31st, 2012.

Students at Yale College have spoken of their pride at designing and building a playpen for The Children’s Outpatients Department at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

Trudie Davies from the Children’s Outpatients Department at the Maelor was looking for a safe play area and students at the college’s construction department on Bersham Road took up the mantle.

Tutors Mike Ward, Nigel Woods and Richard Williams took up the task with their students and used the project as an opportunity to challenge learners to incorporate their knowledge of carpentry skills, application of numbers, calculating costing and team work.

They also had help from painting and decorating learners at Yale who applied a fine finish to the impressive play pen.

“We are extremely proud of our learners’ achievements creating the play pen to benefit our local hospital for many years to come,” said Nigel Woods, Lecturer in Construction at Yale College.

The construction department were so impressed by the excellent application and motivation shared by participating students that they will be seeking to take on similar tasks to support learner achievement and foster good working relationships in the community.

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