Students from City of Wolverhampton College are brushing up on their skills by helping to spruce up a Birmingham primary school.

The painting and decorating students are spending a week at Causeway Green Primary School, painting classrooms and sprucing up corridors.

The team of 20 students, who are accompanied by four tutors, are removing staples and nails before filling and sanding holes and repainting ceilings, walls and woodwork areas.

Tutor Dawn Poole said: “The students are using a range of skills including working at height and applying water and oil based paint systems to ceiling, wall and woodwork areas.

“The experience they will gain is vital as once qualified the learners will need some site based experience to gain work in the trade.”

Headteacher Debra Foster said: “We are delighted to be working with the college on a redecoration programme that involves some of our classrooms receiving a free make-over from students!

“This will make a real difference to our pupils. A newly painted classroom will form the basis of a vibrant and well maintained learning environment. Without the goodwill of the college, we would not be able to undertake this work ourselves and we cannot make our budget stretch any further.

“I would like this opportunity to thank the college, and their students, for making a real difference to our building here at Causeway Green Primary School.”

To find out more about painting and decorating courses at college ring 01902 836000 or visit

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AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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