Talented Grantham College students showcase skills

Martin Susters will his trophy and award EMN-160623-094641001
Martin Susters will his trophy and award EMN-160623-094641001
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Two students from the carpentry and joinery department at Grantham College are celebrating recent success after showcasing their skills at a regional competition.

On June 11, Martin Susters and Jordan Maelzer travelled to Chesterfield College to comepete against fellow students in the 40th Merlane Trophy, organised by the Institute of Carpenters for carpenters and joiners.

Jordan Maelzer with his certificate EMN-160623-094656001

Jordan Maelzer with his certificate EMN-160623-094656001

Martin and Jordan were two of 12 students from a total of six colleges, who were competing on the day. After an extremley close competition where the practical skills displayed were to a very high standard, first place went to Martin - who won a cheque for £75, power tools and prizes to the value of £500.

Jordan, also did well, achieving fifth place.

Richard Parkhill, carpentry and joinery lecturer at Grantham College, said: “I am extremely proud of the way our students performed at the competition.

“It has been another great success for Grantham College. It’s been hard work preparing for the competition but I would like to thank them for taking part in the event and the members of staff for their time as well.

“It was a long day but we came out of it with flying colours. The results from this competition show our consistency in maintaining the high quality and high standards whilst studying carpentry and joinery at Grantham College.”