Torc Bricklaying learners take on Chameleon School of Construction in Bricklaying competition
Learners from Torc College and Chameleon School of Construction met today for the second bricklaying competition.
The learners were challenged by their tutors John Latham and Russell Matthews to showcase skills learnt on their courses and compete amongst peers to build the best stretcher bond (between profiles with diaper pattern).
Competing from Torc College was Keegan Ford and Thomas Perks from level 1 diploma in bricklaying and Mitchell Ward from the level 2 diploma in bricklaying.
Patrick Ward, who is studying level 1 in bricklaying, and Alex Wheatcroft who is studying level 2 in bricklaying at Chameleon School of Construction were their challengers.
The competition was arranged to give the learners an opportunity to recognise their strengths and abilities through competitive learning. The competition also provided an opportunity to help build students’ confidence and build their self-esteem.
Russell Matthews, Bricklaying Tutor at Chameleon School of Construction said “this competition has been a fantastic opportunity to share good practice between our institutions. It has also allowed the learners to step out of their comfort zone and to see where they need to improve”.
John Latham, Bricklaying Tutor at Torc College said “It has been fantastic to welcome learners from Chameleon School of Construction to see our facilities at Torc College and host the second ‘brick off’ competition.
In the level 1 competition Patrick Ward from Chameleon School of Construction was crowned the winner, with Thomas Perks from Torc College scooping the runner-up award.
In the level 2 competition Mitchell Ward from Torc College was crowned the winner, with Alex Wheatcroft from Chameleon School of Construction scooping the runner up award.
Huge congratulations to all the learners who stepped out of their comfort zone and took part in the competition today.