James Roberts A Northbrook MET construction student has won first prize at the Southern Regional Guild of Bricklayers competition.


Level 1 Bricklaying student James Roberts from Shoreham, saw off competition from seven other competitors in the junior section of the prestigious event which was held at Sussex Downs College.


Entrants were given a working drawing and a designated work area and were left to build their brick wall from the working documents provided.


The competition took place over a whole day and after lengthy deliberation, the judges announced that James had won the competition. James now has the honour of keeping the Guild of Master Bricklayers shield for a year.


Most importantly, he is now through to the National Guild finals which take place at Derby College on 21st June.


James said, “I was really happy when I heard the judge’s decision, as I didn’t expect to win. I would to thank my tutors Garry Blunt and Mick Didcote for all their great teaching.”


The Guild was founded in 1932 with the aim of promoting and maintaining the highest standards of craftsmanship in brickwork.