WHAT:  Students are erecting 400 metres of fencing around a horse enclosure at the Black Country Living Museum

WHEN:  Wednesday 28 June 9.45am – midday

WHERE:  Black Country Living Museum

CONTACT:  Tutor Lyndon on 07814 669709

Students from City of Wolverhampton College are digging in to create a huge animal enclosure at one of the region’s leading tourist attractions.

The group of 16 brickwork students have volunteered to erect more than 400 meters of fencing at the Black Country Living Museum as part of a paddock for horses.

Over the next four months the students will undertake a wide variety of jobs in the design and construction of the horse enclosure, including painting, staining and woodwork.

Lecturer Lyndon Moore said: “The students are doing great and they are working really hard.

“This is a really good opportunity for them to build on their trade skills and broaden their knowledge by working on-site on real projects.

 A spokesperson for the museum said: “We’re delighted to have welcomed the students on site, they’ve been complete professionals. This is invaluable experience for them and we’re very happy with the work that’s been done so far – as are the horses!”

“Not only that, they have been given the chance to look round the site so are also learning about the history of where they live.”  

The college is now accepting applications for construction courses starting in September. For more information ring 01902 836000 or visit

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

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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