Musical gift created by students for students - Bridgwater & Taunton College

A group of students at our Cannington campus have researched, planned, designed AND built a beautiful xylophone bench for the benefit of students with profound and multiple learning difficulties in Taunton.

Transitions Group B had been thinking about how their woodworking skills can benefit others. They decided to build a xylophone bench because they liked the idea of it being dual purpose; a place to relax and also to enjoy music. The bench provides a unique sensory experience for Choices for Independence students and enhances the outside space at the College’s Taunton campus.

The students have used recycled wood material and fixings to make the bench. The project required lots of discussion and teamwork to get to the finished product. The students tuned the bench themselves, this was very much a system of trial and error! The group now plan to make some copper tube xylophones, a sound curtain, flower planters and a cob oven for other people to enjoy.

Pictured: Transitions Group B presenting the xylophone bench to Choices for Independence students at our Taunton campus.


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