King’s Lynn college welcomes young bricklayers

Pupils from St Edmonds Community Foundation School try bricklaying at the College of West Anglia on Friday. James Pightling is brickwork lecturer. ANL-150602-111649009
Pupils from St Edmonds Community Foundation School try bricklaying at the College of West Anglia on Friday. James Pightling is brickwork lecturer. ANL-150602-111649009

They could be some of the youngest bricklayers to be taught at the College of West Anglia.

Some 17 youngsters from St Edmund’s Community Foundation School, learned whilst having fun building their own brick walls at the college’s construction department.

The children, aged four and five, are learning about the Three Little Pigs and how their housebuilding did or didn’t fend off the Big Bad Wolf.

The children were helped by construction tutors to build a pyramid-shaped mini wall, worthy of fending off the threat of the hungry Wolf.

Tutor James Pightling said: “It gave the children an insight into bricklaying and helped them to understand their story. It was great seeing the kids get their hands dirty which they loved.”

College staff presented the children with certificates to mark their achievements and a goody bag. Pictured above, James Pightling demonstrates bricklaying to the young visitors. mlnf15am02004