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SRC students have taken part in Southern Regional College’s annual Inter-Campus Skillbuild Competition. There were over 30 separate competitions held showcasing the skills of SRC students.

The Inter-Campus competition, held at SRC’s Greenbank Campus, was the first stage of the renowned SkillBuild Competition, and drew together students from all campuses of SRC. The SkillBuild competition is the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for young students and apprentices. It covers crafts including carpentry, joinery, beauty, bricklaying, hairdressing and plastering. Over thirty skills competitions took place on the day with industry experts judging the work and skills of the students.

Joshua Byrne from Newry, who won the Plastering competition, with Brian Doran, SRC Chief Executive.
Joshua Byrne from Newry, who won the Plastering competition, with Brian Doran, SRC Chief Executive.

Christopher Doyle from Whitecross won Gold in the Brickwork competition with Deividas Bacenas from Newry finishing second and Odhran McEvoy from Kilcoo in third. Adam McCullough from Newry won the Electrical Installation competition. Joshua Byrne from Newry won the Plastering competition.  Other results include Isaac Bingham and Shea Rooney from Newry finishing second and third in Cabinet Making, Jamie O’Hagan from Hilltown getting Silver in Electrical Installation and Tony Kane from Newry finishing third in Tiling.

Richard Faloon from Newry,who won the Welding competition with Kyle Mulholland, SRC
Richard Faloon from Newry,who won the Welding competition with Kyle Mulholland, SRC

There was also an event for students from the local high schools. Over 100 students from over 20 schools took part in 16 events in crafts such as carpentry, joinery, bricklaying, hairdressing and catering. The competitors came from schools across the Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon and Newry Area Learning Communities. The students attend the College as part of the School Partnership’s Programme where pupils from local schools attend SRC to study a range of vocational and academic programmes.

Adam McCullough from Camlough, who won the Electrical Installation competition, with Brian Doran, SRC Chief Executive
Adam McCullough from Camlough, who won the Electrical Installation competition, with Brian Doran, SRC Chief Executive

In the schools competition, Tristan Zubecha from Newry High School was third in Plumbing, Sean Thorne from St Pauls High School was third in Joinery and Thomas Maughan from St Joseph’s Crossmaglen was third in Painting and Decorating.

To find out more about Southern Regional College courses, please come along to one of our Open Days taking place in early March, for more information visit www.src.ac.uk

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