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Deeside College students show community spirit in Mynydd Isa

COMMUNITY-MINDED engineering students from Deeside College have been helping out at a sports venue.

As part of the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification the group, who follow the Pathways to Apprenticeships (PTA) programme, were approached by Mynydd Isa Youth Football Club (YFC) to help improve their all-weather pitch.

The facility, which is operated by the Argoed Sports and Social Association, and is jointly used by the Argoed High School, Mynydd Isa YFC and hundreds of people in the community, was in need of essential maintenance to stop it falling into a state of disrepair.

The group carried out maintenance tasks and created a channel to help direct water away from the pitch and reduce maintenance requirements in the future.

They also re-conditioned and organised other sporting equipment such as goalposts.

Tutor Jason Roberts said: “The learners have been a credit to themselves and Deeside College.

“They have worked extremely hard and are delighted to have been able to use the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification to benefit their community.”

Deeside College PTA engineering student Shaun Tinsley added: “Undertaking the community project this week has been a great experience.

“Knowing that the work you’re doing will benefit people of all ages in the local community has been very rewarding.”