Construction Student Builds Competition Success

A Barnsley College Construction student has been awarded second place in the Senior category of the Guild of Bricklayers competition.


Competitors were judged on their speed, accuracy and the appearance of a test wall which they had to build in six hours from drawings that were provided on the day. Reece competed against students from ten colleges in the Yorkshire region and earned second place due to his bricklaying skills in levelling, measuring and interpreting drawings; all of which he has learnt at Barnsley College and at Luke’s Brickwork where he works.

John Mellor, Bricklaying tutor at Barnsley College, said: “It’s a brilliant achievement for Reece. The competition wasn’t easy and his bricklaying skills were put to the test but Reece kept calm and held a positive and professional attitude. I would like to congratulate him.”


Reece has just finished a Level 2 course in Bricklaying and is returning to Barnsley College in September to continue with his studies.

Barnsley College also entered two other Construction students in the competition.  These were Apprentice Trent Johnson, 18, who took part in the Junior Category and Mitchell Purseglove-Stevens, 17, who has just completed a Level 1 Bricklaying Diploma and took part in the New Entrants category.

It’s not too late to apply to Barnsley College and places are still available for September.  For more information call 01226 216 123.

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