South Devon College students swapped pens and pencils for paintbrushes and rollers to help give the Kingsway Meadow Community Centre in Teignmouth a make over.
A dozen students from the FLEx course – foundation Learning Excellence, based in Newton Abbot – volunteered to paint the community centre, they joined residents as well as staff from Westbank and Teignbridge CVS re-decorating the centre.
The students are on a course that prepares them for the word of employment, or if they wish vocational training or further education. They follow a variety of City & Guilds courses in personal and social development and employability skills.
Lecturer Sue Walker told the Devon Week: “Students often take part in community project, like this, it is a great opportunity for them to put the skills they learn into practice as well as contribute to the community.”
Community worker Sarah Holmes said: “It was wonderful to have so many young willing helpers, to supplement our merry band of painters.”
Deputy Mayor, and local councillor David Cox helped paint the centre and donated paint, rollers and brushes, Peter Williams of Devon Carpet & Flooring Ltd donated magnolia paint.
(image: South Devon College students and Cllr David Cox)