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Meagan’s construction skills pay off

Meagan’s construction skills pay off
Meagan Robson
Thursday 12th July 2012 by C. Freeman

Meagan Robson, who is studying construction skills, has been awarded the accolade of best student on her course. Meagan has learned carpentry and tiling skills and is set to master plumbing and bricklaying during the rest of the two-year diploma course. She, along with 11 others from Brooke Weston attend Moulton College once a week as part of the Construction Diploma.

She was awarded the ‘Moulton College Governors’ Prize for Best Student in Construction’ and received a cheque in a recent award ceremony at Northampton. More than 20 schools have students on the construction course and the best ones from each school were given the awards.

Meagan has built a cupboard using traditional dovetail and housing joints and is currently learning how to tile walls and floors. She is the only girl in her cohort and likes practical work, having helped out on building renovations in her own home.

The Year 10 student said: ‘We are constantly changing our house, painting and putting walls up and taking them down. We have put a bathroom and kitchen in and I get quite hands on with all the projects and would like to be a property developer when I am older.’

Teacher Mr Browne said: 'Meagan is conscientious, talented and obviously enjoys learning these practical skills. This award by Moulton College is well deserved recognition of her commitment to the course.'

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