Brickwork Students Get Involved in Refurbishment at Bridlington's Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club

22nd May 2006 10:42am - Return to press releases

Brickwork Students from East Riding College are helping the RYYC at Wilsthorpe.12 Brickwork students at the Carnaby site of East Riding College are currently getting onsite experience by helping with a refurbishment at Bridlington?s Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club Dinghy Section at Wilsthorpe.

The RYYC approached East Riding College with the idea of the two organisations working in partnership on a conversion of an old farm house in to the clubs competition changing rooms with men?s and women's changing rooms and shower facilities, providing accommodation for the sailors attending open dinghy events and sail training courses.

After gaining planning permission work started at the site at the beginning of April and 12 brick work students studying the Foundation Construction Award continue to work onsite every Monday and Tuesday to enable them to gain onsite experience.

Work which is being undertaken includes reducing floor levels and putting in new concrete floors, taking down an old outside storage area and building an outside disabled toilet and changing area. Work also includes converting the inside of the building in to changing rooms and replacing brickwork outside.
Other contractors will also be working on the build to complete work which the College students are unable to do.

Richard Sellick, Head of Curriculum Area for Construction at East Riding College said "Undertaking this work has inspired the learners in their chosen field of brickwork and given them valuable experience of real situations. The College are very pleased to have been given the opportunity to work alongside the RYYC on their new venture. The learners are gaining valuable experience through working on this project".

Commodore David Armstrong expressed the RYYCs appreciation for the input received from East Riding College together with the ERYC in developing this exciting project.