As part of their course, the Level 3 Diploma in Fish Management students carry out an estate skills unit. Normally this involves fencing, building fishing platforms and other fisheries maintenance work. Recently, however, a new challenge of building a timber stand for an ornamental viewing tank was requested. The tank had been donated by Blagdon Aquatics to the College and it deserved a suitably impressive stand to show it off in its full glory.
The learners designed the structure with help from lecturer Viv Shears and then, once the materials had been delivered, the group set about constructing the stand. A rustic platform was chosen to contrast against the modern materials that the tank was made of. Only 5 hours later the project had been completed and a great stand had been produced that will show the tank and its fish inhabitants off to all visitors to the National Aquatics Training Centre over the months ahead.