Keighley students set out stall to show skills

Carpentry and joinery level one students from Keighley Campus Leeds City College, from left, Jonny Hardaker, Christopher Hainsworth and Jake Smithurst, demonstrate how to make wooden garden planters and bird boxes

Carpentry and joinery level one students from Keighley Campus Leeds City College, from left, Jonny Hardaker, Christopher Hainsworth and Jake Smithurst, demonstrate how to make wooden garden planters and bird boxes

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Students from Keighley Campus Leeds City College helped transform a busy public location into a hive of enterprise and industry.

The students from construction and engineering courses were among those from across the college’s six campuses who took over Leeds’ Millennium Square for a day, demonstrating the skills they have learned.

Students ran a market stall producing garden items, showing how to construct bird boxes and wooden planters. They sold these in conjunction with plants grown by horticulture students.

Tutor, Adam Peniket, said: “The students were self-organised and revelled in the challenge ahead.

“All of them said they really enjoyed the day and would happily get involved again.”

Fellow students on the level two Performing Engineering Operations course demonstrated how to install plastic conduit and wire a socket circuit.

The Keighley students were competing against the clock and against students from Technology Campus in Leeds. Keighley Campus student, Leon Smith, was able to finish the task fastest.

The day also featured the Airedale Fab Lab, from Keighley’s Dalton Mills. The lab is run by Leeds City College, and its stall displayed items that can be made at the facility.

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