Two carpenters at Devon college have won a national crafts competition.

City College Plymouth students Jack Weekes, 19, and Sebastian Roberts, 30, both won first place in their category and were awarded £250.

More than 200 colleges took part in the competition, run by The Institute of Carpenters.
The site carpentry students were awarded first place in the South West regional category for their age groups.

John Bolt, wood occupations lecturer at the college, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Sebastian and Jack, their hard work and dedication are an inspiration to others. The Carpenters’ Craft Competition builds on a long tradition of encouraging young people to develop their skills and craftsmanship and achieve the very highest standards of carpentry and joinery.”

Since his win, Mr Roberts has been made a practical skills lecturer at the college. He said: “I would like to take the opportunity to thank the staff and college for their knowledge and facilities and for enabling me to fulfil my potential and become the best carpenter I can be.”

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