It was smiles all round at St Francis de Sales RC Infant and Junior School, in Tottenham, when Construction learners from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London finished repairing their large brick wall.

Situated in the Infants part of the school, the dedicated Brickwork Level 2 and Level 3 learners spent three weeks rebuilding the wall to make it as good and as strong today, as when it was first built decades ago.

As soon as the school realised their wall was in need of repair, the first call they made was to the College’s School of Construction.

Deputy Headteacher, Debbie Hood said: “The College has a great history of Construction training so we immediately thought of them when we needed help to re-build our wall.  The College has done an absolutely fantastic job and they were meticulous in ensuring we received top-notch quality and customer care at every step of the way.”

Brickwork Level 3 student, Maddie Nsimba, said: “It’s great to renovate and repair structures.  I like new-build too, but I particularly enjoy restoration work and the skills needed for that, most of all.”

Brickwork Tutor, Mark Furneaux said: “The best way to learn is to work on real life situations.  The students are able to problem-solve in the field, which helps them gain confidence and they are able to see how Brickwork theory applies in practice.”

Curriculum Manager, Jamie Purser, said: “It was a delight to provide help to our local community as well as giving our learners essential work experience.”

The bricks used in renovating St Francis de Sales’ wall were kindly donated by leading construction firm, Inside Housing.

To find out more about training courses in Brickwork, browse the Construction section of our website, or contact Course Information on 0208 442 3055.

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