Plastering project helps school

12th August 2015

Students from Barking & Dagenham College have given up their summer holidays to help decorate a local school. The seven plastering students have spent the last week at Sanders School, Hornchurch, re-plastering the ceiling of the school?s main corridor as it prepares for the new school term.

Real work experience builds teamwork

The team of students first had to strip back the old wallpaper, then prepare the ceiling for plastering, before finally re-plastering it. In total over 270 sq meters were plastered by the students. While a four week timeline was set, the students worked so hard the job was completed in just seven days!

Barking & Dagenham College student Reece Summers, 17, from Dagenham said:

“When I first started I was in a panic as it is such a large space, but as the days went on it all made sense and I knew exactly what was expected of me. Being part of a team has been great too. It has improved our team work skills.”

As well as the students from Barking & Dagenham College, three students from the school itself, who attend the College on a weekly basis to study plastering, also got the chance to help with the project.

"Commercial project builds confidence"

Dave Bayley, plastering tutor at Barking & Dagenham College (pictured second from right) said:

“To be able to work on a real commercial project like this has really built up the students’ confidence. They have taken pride in their work and have made sure that the plastered finish is as perfect as it can be. I am really impressed with them all. They’ve done a great job.”

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