NEWS: Hamburg Study Trip

June 2015

Deputy Principal, David Pearham, writes:

At the end of May, a group of Advanced Crafts Carpentry and Joinery Students travelled to Germany for the annual study trip based in Hamburg. The group was led by David Pearham (Deputy Principal), Steve Hendel and Frances Hill, and they visited a number of sites in Hamburg including Ausbuilding-Zentrum Bau, which is a construction college, where the group was able to witness site carpentry, pipe laying and cobblestone road building.

The trip included visits to a joinery college showing wood machining and projects similar to those produced at the BCC, a joinery company with a CNC machine capable of producing products such as a complicated timber-frame building with complex roof detail, a restored windmill that had received 1.5 million Euros in Government Funding and finally a boat trip around the Hamburg harbour showing the largest dry dock in Europe and a U-Boat, which is now a museum. As always the German hospitality, arrangements and enthusiasm for the visit were exceptional and all students thoroughly enjoyed the experience.