Borders College

Knowledge ‘builder’ as students visit new campus

Seeing a large construction site in progress is an excellent way for students to gain vital knowledge in the construction processes involved, and this was the case for one group of Borders College students after a visit to the new Jedburgh Community Campus, being built by BAM Construction.

The Borders College City & Guilds Joinery class recently visited the site with the aim of seeing first-hand the ins and outs of how such a project is run and managed.

The students spent the day with BAM employee and Site Manager David Brodie, who gave them a tour of site and spoke to them about the processes involved in various areas of the build.

The Single Intergenerational Learning Campus began construction back in June 2018, with Deputy First Minister John Swinney marking the official start of work. The building, situated at Hartrigge Park, will replace the old Jedburgh Grammar Secondary School, as well as Howdenburn and Parkside primary schools, and is set to open on 21st March 2020.

Borders College Curriculum Learning Manger Andy Winwood Commented:

“Visits like this are very important to our students, enabling them to see and meet people working in the construction industry. I would like to thank David Brodie for his time.”

If you are interested in discussing any of the courses on offer at Borders College, why not come to our Open Day on Wednesday 29th January 2020? You can register here: http://www.borderscollege.ac.uk/news-and-events/open-days/

Published: Fri 15th Nov, 2019