Plumbing students at Sunderland College have recently developed their skills further in an upcycle project.
The students took part in upcycling copper tubes to make candlestick holders to sell and raise money for Children in Need. The production of the decorative items was from scrap copper and really tested the students in the creative planning process.
The project helped the students to practice their precision and soldering techniques, which is part of the process if they were to install a plumbing system. They also developed their skills in pipe bending, accurate marking and measuring.
Phil Brewis, Sunderland College Plumbing and Heating Lecturer said:
“Our level 1 plumbing students have worked so hard and with great creativity to upcycle the copper. It has been a great experience for all and the skills they have developed throughout the project have been invaluable. The finished items look brilliant and will help to raise money for a great cause.”
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