SERC Students RSPB Stand for Balmoral Show
Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Students at SERC’s Lisburn Campus have put their skills to the test, working with RSPB to build their stand for the Balmoral Show.
The first-year students, under the tutelage of Seamus Braniff, Technical Support Officer at SERC, planned and constructed the stand. He said, “This was a challenge for the students as the items we were making for the stand were constructed from old wooden pallets – so it was a great way of recycling something that might end up in landfill. The team made seats, a bench, fencing and a wishing well to help RSPB attract visitors to their stand so they could hear about their work.
He added, “It was a great opportunity for the students to see how their skills are essential for major events such as the Balmoral Show – which couldn’t take place without carpenters and joiners. The bonus was that the things they made were fully recycled which has given them lots of ideas for further ‘green’ projects.”
Tim McCann, Community Team Manager with RSPB said “RSPB have been attending the Balmoral show for a number of years now and every year we rely on the great help and support from SERC in delivering our objectives to engage with thousands of people on how we “give nature a home” in NI.
Built for Nature: Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Students from SERC’s Lisburn Campus who put their skills to the test to make the RSPB stand for Balmoral Show – Harry McNeill, Matthew Davidson, Benjamin Starrett, Leo McGlone, Daniel McCormick, Scott McMaster, Jack Leith, James Cunningham with Seamus Braniff, Technical Support Officer, SERC and Tim McCann (back, 2nd left), Community Team Manager, RSPB.