Christopher Berridge, Gold medal winner in the Stonemasonry competition. All pictures by Nick Linford for FE Week.
Team UK bagged 12 medals at WorldSkills London 2011, making it their best performance to date.
UK competitors received four Gold, two Silver and six Bronze at the awards ceremony in the packed out O2 Arena last night (Sunday).
The Team also received 12 Medallions for Excellence, an award given to those competitors with above average scores. It was Korea who topped the WorldSkills London 2011 medal table, as they picked up a total of 24 medals and 12 Medallions for Excellence.
The prize giving was presented by Gabby Logan and Michael Underwood and included a performance from Beardyman. The huge audience was made up of supporters from every corner of the world.
WorldSkills will next be hosted in Leipzig in Germany in 2013. The German team received four medals at this years event.
President of WorldSkills International and Chief Executive of UK Skills, Simon Bartley, at the closing ceremony with FE Week’s exclusive WorldSkills t-shirt.
Team UK’s medal wins in full:
Shane Trevitt, Plumbing and Heating
Philip Green, Bricklaying
Ben Murphy, Cooking
Kirsty Hoadley, Visual Merchandising
Christopher Berridge, Stonemasonry (Stonemasonry was not considered an official skill as there are too few participants)
Ross Varnam, Autobody Repair
Landscape Gardening, Simon Abbott and James Cuffey
Ryan Sheridan, Mechanical Engineering Design – CAD
Jake Rambaldini, Welding
John Couldridge, Automobile Technology
Ben Eaton, Car Painting
Adam Bushnell, Joinery
Stuart Millar, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
John Hayes, Minister for Skills, presenting Korea with one of many gold medals at WorldSkills London 2011
For full medal listings, visit: http://www.worldskills.org/results.html and for more on WorldSkills London, see this week’s FE Week.
For more photos of the event go to FE Week‘s Flickr page.