Havering College students use competition to brighten up their workshops

College students in Rainham have brightened up their workshop walls with some bright new designs.

The level 2 painting and decorating students based at Havering College’s Rainham Construction Centre, New Road, were given the chance to showcase their skills in the competition.

Among the top entries were Tim Bannister’s underground design.

Mature student Tim, 35, cleverly recreated the yellow tiled effect of a station, complete with his copy of the London Underground logo.

Environmentalists would feel at home with the work of Moses Makanga’s green and leafy design.


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Moses, 40, of Forest Gate, took his inspiration from green issues and the role plants play in putting the brakes on global warming.

The competition was judged by Jackie Watts, acting assistant principal of the Havering College Faculty of Business and Technology.

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She said: “All the students are emerging professionals and they have worked very hard to create their own unique piece of wall art.

“Sadly these will only be transient masterpieces as we have to paint the room sets white again ready for their next module.”

The five winners who each received paintbrush sets were Conor O’Dea, 17, from Rainham; Jamie Ogbourne, 17, from Rainham; Tim Bannister, 35, from llford; Moses Makanga, 40, from Forest Gate; and Ashley Bourne, 19, from Brentwood.

Havering College is giving everyone the chance to learn valuable construction skills, including carpentry and joinery, bricklaying and painting & decorating, in a new range of adult short courses starting in January 2013.

For more information visit www.havering-college.ac.uk.

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