Young builders taste success

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A GROUP of Wigan and Leigh College brick-laying students took part in a skill build competition as part of the college’s Festival day.

The five Level Two students were given the task of building a simple decorative model within a tight timescale.

Both the skills involved and the need to meet a deadline would also give the young people a taste of what they could expect when progressing on to the next level of their course.

The five, who have been friends throughout the course, all received a prize and certificate for participating.

The winning student was former Standish High School pupil, Anthony Hilton, from Standish.

The 18-year-old said: “I am really pleased to have won and am looking forward to progressing on to level three.

“My tutors supported me throughout my course which has really helped me.”

Tutor, Gary Finch, said: “Anthony has worked hard to achieve his Level 2 diploma with time to spare.

“His dedication and commitment to the course has given him the ability to progress on to the Level 3 course.

“The skill build was a great way of getting the students to work as individuals and produce some good quality work.

“Hopefully we will run this event again in the future.”

The awards were presented at a ceremony by college principal Cath Hurst.