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Supporting the next generation of Bricklayers

Michelmersh, a British manufacturer of bricks, are committed to supporting local further education and remain very supportive of our award-winning Construction department, shown with their most recent act of generosity.

With the company’s aim to assist in the education and training of the next generation of bright, highly-skilled workers within the Construction industry, the British manufacturer consistently plays its part in donating to such initiatives, and in doing so, provides Brooklands’ Bricklaying students with high quality materials to aid their learning.

Michelmersh’s most recent contribution to the department includes the purchase of a new 16 inch portable masonry table saw, worth just under £1,500. Ideal for intermittent wet and dry cutting of a wide variety of small masonry materials, this practical and useful tool allows the students to learn to cut the Michelmersh training bricks and widen their vocabulary of bricklaying skills.

Frank Hanna, joint Chief Executive Officer of Michelmersh, commented: “It has been exciting to watch Brooklands’ Bricklaying department go from strength to strength over the past few years. This course offers outstanding opportunities for our youth, which is why we have pledged to continue supporting them as they evolve to become the next generation of Bricklayers and the future of our industry.”

“The continued, generous support from Michelmersh has allowed me to teach my students with the highest quality clay materials, which, in turn, has encouraged them to build their test models to the best of their abilities. The brickwork table saw donated to the department by Michelmersh in October has also allowed the apprentices to build complex decorative models much beyond their curriculum,” said a very grateful Head of Construction, Christian Hatherall-Good. “Therefore, we would like to thank Michelmersh for the vast amount of bricks and other educational equipment and presentations they have given and donated to us over the years.”

He added: “It is vital to trainee Bricklayers that they receive this level of dedicated support from companies like Michelmersh. Without these ongoing donations and investment in our youths’ skills it would be difficult to see how these talented Bricklayers can flourish to become the next generation of future craftsmen and women.”

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