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Crawley College students build castle for beloved bunnies

6 June 2019

Crawley College students have made two bunnies and pupils at a local junior school very happy, after helping out with an unusual request.

When two pupils from Pound Hill Junior School wrote to ask Crawley College students if they would help to build their bunnies a new home, they had no idea that their dreams would become reality! 

Phoebe and Amelia had already designed what they hoped their ‘bunny play castle’ to look like.

Luckily the Crawley College joinery students were able to rise to the challenge and, working with foundation students, were able to create a castle fit for rabbit royalty.

Phoebe said: “It is way better than what I could have imagined.

“We thought it would be a good idea to give the rabbits a new home so we spent our break times writing to people and planning what we’d like it to be like. It’s amazing!”

Amelia added: “We were so excited when the college said they could help and we’re really happy with it.

“I think Smokey and Ivy will love it – I can’t wait for them to see it!”

Joinery lecturer Trevor Francis said: “We were delighted to be able to help Amelia and Phoebe give their school’s bunnies the new home they were looking for.

“The students worked really hard to build a castle that met their design, and it was great to see our foundation students complete the job by painting the castle.

“Judging by the reaction and expressions of Amelia and Phoebe when the play castle was revealed, it is safe to say that they were happy with the result and couldn’t wait to show the other students of Pound Hill what had been created.

“Hopefully the Pound Hill bunnies, Smokey and Ivy, are equally as impressed with their brand new home!”