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Learners help to sculpt a future for Nepal

17/12/2015
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Two learners from Coleg y Cymoedd have created a sculpture for a major charity event aimed at raising money for the Nepal earthquake disaster.

Two Performing Arts Technologies learners who specialise in prop making were tasked with crafting a large-scale Buddha sculpture for the charity event in London, raising funds for the natural disaster that occurred in Nepal.

The two talented learners created the sculpture for the Nepal Earthquake disaster event which was held in November in Clerkenwell in aid of demonstrating to key donators where their money had been spent, on what, who benefited and who is still to benefit from donations.

The event was built by Dresd in partnership with Chapell productions and supported by the Coleg y Cymoedd learners who supplied the Buddha as a leading part of the set.

During the interactive event clients entered an earthquake zone to immerse them in the setting that the Nepalese have encountered, they then went into a separate room which showed a pop up classroom, family shelter and stores.

The outcome of the event was to ensure further funding to continue with the work that the Disasters Emergency Committee carry out.

Art and Design tutor Alistair Aston said: “"This was a challenging build for our prop students, both in terms of the scale and lead-times involved, but it is exactly these kind of projects and experiences that furnish our learners with the skills and attributes required to be successful within this fast moving industry.

The client was extremely pleased with the end result, receiving lots of positive feedback from those that attended the event."

More information about the Disasters Emergency Committee can be found at: http://www.dec.org.uk

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