Two students from Brooklands College and Construction lecturer Christian Hatherall-Good made the four-hour journey by road to the national final of the Guild of Bricklayers competition on Thursday.
NVQ level 3 student Luke Neville, also an apprentice Bricklayer for Lee Marley Brickwork, narrowly missed out on a top three spot in the senior category of the competition whilst George Berg finished third in the junior category.
Held at the City of Liverpool College, located in Mossley Hill, a suburb of Liverpool, the two Brooklands students received huge praise by one of the sponsors of the Construction department, Frank Hanna, joint CEO at Michelmersh PLC: “Congratulations to Luke and George who made everyone proud at the Guild of Bricklayers national final. Yet again our Brooklands College students have produced high quality, clean and sharp brickwork. The future is bright for these guys, well done team!”
Christian Hatherall-Good, lecturer for Bricklaying at Brooklands College, commented: “As a tutor for both of the finalists, I’m incredibly proud of George Berg (Patton Projects) for finishing third in the junior category and Lee Marley Brickwork apprentice Luke Neville, who finished fourth in the senior category. Both apprentices gave 100% effort and were a credit to the College, their employers and our sponsors who support them.”
He added: “I would like to thank Michelmersh Plc for assisting with the cost of accommodation, Footprint Tools, Rollins and Bryan Hyde (STABILA) for helping out with tools for students to use at the national final.”