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Paper logs burn bright
- Posted by: pembscollegesuperadmin
With winter fast approaching environmentally conscious students at Pembrokeshire College have been putting waste paper to good use making dry paper logs for use on open fires.
As part of their Vocational World of Work sessions, students studying on the Bridging and Cornerstone courses at the College have investigated the impact of felling trees for firewood and looked at countries around the world who produce dry paper logs as an alternative to burning real wood or coal. As part of their studies the students also discussed cottage industries and the opportunities available for working from home.
College chaplain, Ian Middlemist from Hill Park Evangelical Baptist Church, Haverfordwest, came into the College on Wednesday 28 November to meet the students and to be presented with some of the dry paper logs to distribute, free of charge, to parishioners with open fires.
The students used waste paper from offices around the College to produce the logs using basic equipment including a length of plastic piping and a wooden rolling pin. Each log is branded with a sticker saying they are made from recycled paper from Pembrokeshire College.
To find out more about Cornerstone and Bridging courses at the College contact Admissions on 0800 9 77 6 788.