Students recognised for wins at building contest

BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE From left, Highbury College head of construction Rob Higgins, Marley Jewell, Karla Barnes, Toni Parrott, Brynley Comley, Kieran Carter and Michael Dobson
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CONSTRUCTION students at Highbury College have received awards after claiming victory in this year’s Skillbuild regional finals.

A total of 10 Highbury students who triumphed in SkillBuild – the UK’s largest multi-trade competition – were recognised at an awards ceremony held at the college.

They may now have a chance to compete at a national level when the competition final takes place later this year.

Marley Jewell, 17, a wall and floor tiling apprentice who came first in his competition, said: ‘It was great to take first prize at Skillbuild. I wasn’t really expecting to as I didn’t manage to finish the design in time, but the judges were looking for quality and saw that what I had done was of a high standard.’

Rob Higgins, head of construction at Highbury College, said: ‘This year our SkillBuild competitors have really outdone themselves, both in their competition performances and in the commitment they have shown to their college work.

‘It’s important to recognise their success, as it inspires other students to work hard and achieve their goals.’

The regional heat is one of 15 regional heats around the UK.

The highest scoring competitors will be given the opportunity to compete at the three-day SkillBuild UK final, later this year.