College students scoop awards in regional carpentry competition

Grantham College, Merlane Trophy winners, carpentry and joinery. They are: Graham Baxter (lecturer), David Jeremy, James Philpotts, Andy Selby (lecturer), Louis Warnes and Steve Shepherd (head of construction).
Grantham College, Merlane Trophy winners, carpentry and joinery. They are: Graham Baxter (lecturer), David Jeremy, James Philpotts, Andy Selby (lecturer), Louis Warnes and Steve Shepherd (head of construction).
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THREE students of Grantham College competed in a carpentry and joinery competition in Sheffield - and came home with a handful of awards.

Second year carpentry and joinery students Louis Warnes, David Jeremy and James Philpotts did themselves and the college proud at the annual Merlane Trophy competition, organised by the Institute of Carpenters.

After an extremely close competition, James came in second place winning £100 and tools to the value of £350.

Louis won fourth place and David Jeremy came in 13th place.

In another coup, Louis was presented with £50 and tools to the value of £100 after impressing judges with his health and safety conscious attitude and good working practices during the competition.

Lecturer Andy Selby said: “It has been another success for Grantham College winning two out of the four top prizes; in the seven years we have competed we have never finished out of the top four, an incredible achievement for the college.

“The results from this competition again show our consistency maintaining the high quality and standards we expect from our students whilst studying carpentry and joinery at the college.”