Thank You to Tesco Bags of Help Scheme

March 14 2017

A very big thank you to the Tesco Bags of Help scheme which has awarded £5,000 to Glasshouse College to contribute towards the restoration of the college narrowboat.
The canals were vital to the success of Stourbridge’s glass making industry and continues to play an important role in educating local people about the history of the area and the glass industry. Glasshouse College has its own narrowboat which is used as part of the Practical Skills Therapeutic Education curriculum to help students learn navigation skills – a great activity for team building, communication and coordination.
The grant will be used to pay for a specialist artist to decorate the refurbished boat using traditional canal art. Students will be invited to engage with the artist to produce their own canal inspired work. The newly refurbished boat will be displayed alongside students’ work at the International Festival of Glass in August.

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