Pupils create a common room in their college

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Brickwork students at a county college have been busy creating a new common room facility.

Seven Northumberland College students used cash from a successful Keyfund bid to bring a new lease of life to a storage room by painting it and purchasing a TV, pool table and posters.

The group also bought and installed a plaque for bricklaying student of the year.

Each year the winning student will have their name engraved on the plaque.

The students unveiled their hard work to the head of student services Maureen Charlton, programme area leader for construction, Paul Richmond, and their tutors at a special ceremony.

Student mentor Natalie Cain, who worked with them to process the bid, said: “The funding has allowed the students to create a brickwork common room to enhance the learning experience for themselves and other brickwork students.

“They have done a fantastic job and should be very proud of themselves.”

The group of students involved were Harrison Jenkins, Johri Martin, Jordan Wheadon, Christopher Brown, Damien Kelly, Luke Hudson and Aaron Todd, who all study level 2 diploma in brickwork.