Community Bench Project
Students have been working on a project to transform the concrete benches along the Ian Fraser walk in New Brighton to provide a more comfortable place to sit for visitors
Year 12 students Henry Cutts, Josh Gardiner, Ben Bethel, James Murphy, and Nathan Jones have been working on a project with Mr Christiansen and Mr Taylor and Wirral’s Old People’s Parliament to use recycled material to transform the concrete benches along Ian Fraser walk in New Brighton to provide a more comfortable place to sit for visitors. The students have been researching recycled material that will withstand the elements. The team has proposed that these benches would be financed either by members of the public in a similar way to that of buying a memorial seat, or by approaching larger local businesses. The team has researched the cost of materials from a number of British based companies.
The team were pleased to be able to present their initial proposal and findings to the Old People’s Parliament on Tuesday 7th May at Wallasey Town Hall in the presence of the Mayor and councillor Patricia Glasman. Everyone felt this was n exciting and worthwhile project, and wished to work with the school to move this forward. Following feedback further work will be undertake with council officials in late June/early July.