Adam Russell – Bricklayers Regional Craft Competition

Adam Russell, bricklaying student at KCC

Bricklaying Student Builds Path To Success

A bricklaying student from Kensington and Chelsea College bagged a coveted place in the regional finals of a prestigious industry competition.

Adam Russell, who is studying Level 2 Bricklaying at the college’s construction centre, secured a spot in The Guild of Bricklayers Regional Craft Competition.

The annual competition saw contenders from nine colleges pit their skills against each other after being challenged to build a wall to the specification set by judges.

Despite missing out on a first place win, Adam still impressed the judges with the quality of his work, earning him a certificate of merit for his efforts.

18-year old Adam, from Hillingdon in Hayes, said: ‘I felt really proud to have been selected for the regional finals. The competition was a bit easier than college practical work as we had people topping up our cement mix throughout the challenge. When I’m at college I have to do that all myself! There were a few nerves before I stared building the wall, but once the competition got going I just focused on the task. It was a brilliant experience.’

Marc Runeckles, Curriculum Director for Construction added: ‘Adam has done a great job in representing the college. Although he only took up bricklaying recently he has come on in leaps and bounds. I wouldn’t be surprised if he won the competition next year!’