This year three students from Rotherham College competed in the Guild of Bricklayers Competition hosted at Doncaster College.
Our three students, Jack Shelton, Thomas Parry and Ryan Stewart were chosen by their tutors as the best bricklayers on the course to compete against other students from colleges across South Yorkshire.
The Guild of Bricklayers is an Association founded in 1932 to promote high standards of craftsmanship in brickwork. The competition has been a long-standing tradition dating back over 40 years; it is hosted at a different venue each year with the winner having the opportunity to attend the Yorkshire Region National Final.
The competition task was for the students to build a wall from an image within a set time limit to a high standard. Our students were recognised for their participation in this high profile competition and honed their skills to continue competing in the future.
Level 1 student, Jack, said, “I’m proud of myself for competing, I’m planning to do the Level 2 or 3 course and become a Quantity Surveyor so this will help me achieve my dream job.”
Curriculum Team Leader for Construction, Dave Tew, commented, “We went for the experience to give the students new skills, life experiences and prepare the students for the world of work. It’s also good preparation for future competitions.”