Morgan Chambers receiving his award

Morgan Chambers, a Level 2 Bricklaying student, is celebrating after winning the Guild of Bricklayers Junior Competition. He beat off stiff competition from 10 other students to win first place in the final that took place at Derby College.

“The hard work and effort Morgan put in to practice prior to and throughout the competition is a credit to him.”

Competitors were given a technical drawing on the day detailing what they had to build. With a time slot of five hours, Morgan used his bricklaying knowledge to interpret the drawing to set out and build a wall using different styles of brickwork. He was judged on the accuracy, neatness and overall finish of the final build.

Before reaching the final, Morgan also won the regional heat where he beat 11 students to be awarded his place in the final.

Morgan’s tutor Michael Lindsay said: “The hard work and effort Morgan put in to practice prior to and throughout the competition is a credit to him. He thoroughly deserves the reward of achieving first place in a national competitive event.”

Morgan added: “It still hasn’t sunk in yet and I am over the moon to have won. It’s a fantastic accolade and I would like to thank my tutors as without them I wouldn’t have even got close to winning.”

Morgan is hoping to repeat his success next year when he competes in the Guild of Bricklayers Senior Competition.

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Last updated: 4th July 2017

Originally posted on: 4th July 2017