Site carpentry apprentice wins county-wide skills competition with precision build
A talented site carpentry apprentice has come first at a highly skilled inter-college competition.
Rory Hornsey, a student at Broadstairs campus, impressed the judges with his accurate and precise model house roof with different angle pitches.
The Level 2 Site Carpentry apprentice competed against his brother Jordan, who is on the same course, and students from colleges across the county.
Level 1 students were set the complex task of creating a basic joinery frame and saw Zac Hope from Canterbury College awarded first place.
All students worked tirelessly at the all-day event, which was held at West Kent College in Tonbridge. The winners received high-end tools from industry leader, Ox.
Lecturer Daryl Ansell praised the students. He said: “Rory won the competition after a tough judging process; both he and his brother Jordan excel in their courses and it was good to see such work hard throughout the day – they are very talented.”
Gary Callard, carpentry and joinery assessor, judged the competition and explained what makes a winning entry. He said: “It’s about consistency across all the criteria - you will find the person who wins has usually been consistently good in all aspects of the task. Rory was a clear winner.
“It’s a tough competition and a millimetre in accuracy makes a difference – it’s hard but they learn from it.”
Rory said: “I was surprised but pleased to have come first – we all have different skills and I did not find it especially difficult but the challenge for me was taking the time to read the instructions properly and completing it in the time allocated.
“The competitions are a great idea and it’s good to get the chance to win a prize.”