Public Services Students get stuck in at the Goods Shed

Updated: Nov 19, 2021

Coleg Sir Gâr’s Level 3 Public Services students dedicated 20 hours to volunteering for local community project at the Llanelli Railway Goods Shed. As part of their BTEC course, the students took on the hard job of clearing the ground at the Goods Shed site.



After a short health and safety talk on board the Pacer carriage, they really got stuck in to the work. The aspiring public service workers were equipped with shovels, rakes and brooms, and made a big difference on the site, which is now looking much clearer and safer.



Llanelli MP and Chair of the Llanelli Railway Goods Shed Trust, Nia Griffith was also on site to lend a hand. Commenting on the students’ hard work, Ms Griffith said:

“It's great to have this group of young people involved with the project. They have made such a valuable contribution and the Trust is very grateful that they have used their volunteering hours to help us get the site ready for the community.”


On a recent visit to Coleg Sir Gâr, Trustees of the Llanelli Railway Goods Shed watched the students give presentations to their peers and lecturers about their visions for the new community hub. Nia Griffith MP said:

“The students also gave some brilliant presentations on their ideas about what they’d like to see in a proposed community cafe, and how the pacer carriages could be converted into catering or activity space.


The Llanelli Railway Goods Shed Trust is committed to engaging with the community and working alongside these students has been a great way of raising awareness of the project.

Llanelli MP and Chair of the Llanelli Railway Goods Shed Trust, Nia Griffith, who was also on site to lend a hand, said:

"We’re very grateful indeed both to the young people and their tutor Amanda Morgan who’ve been so enthusiastic about the project and have not been afraid of hard work."

On a recent visit to Coleg Sir Gâr, Trustees of the Llanelli Railway Goods Shed also saw presentations by the students on their vision of a community café in the Goods Shed, and how to make imaginative use of the trains on site.



Yvonne Rodgers, Community Engagement Trustee added:

“The students also gave some brilliant presentations on their ideas about what they’d like to see in a proposed community cafe, and how the pacer carriages could be converted into catering or activity space.”
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