Cornwall College Camborne construction students and apprentices will lay the final brick on their impressive 'Olympic Wall' this week.
The wall has taken five weeks, 11 tonnes of bricks and a team of more than 20 students to build and will be six metres long depicting the Olympic Rings using materials donated by 12 local businesses.
The final brick will be laid on Friday at a celebration event by Dave Linnell, Principal and CEO of Cornwall College and local Olympic Torch bearer Amy James.
WHERE: Cornwall College, Camborne, TR15 3RD
WHEN: Friday 6th July, 3pm
3,500 bricks, sand, cement, a commemorative plaque, framework and the time of some full-time employees have been donated by local businesses who were keen to get involved in a project that helps the students celebrate the biggest sporting event of the year. The businesses involved are Bradfords Building Supplies, Cornish Lime Company, Ibstock Bricks, Valle Construction, Cornish Fixings, M J Building Services, Gilbert & Goode, ISIS Construction, M&R Construction, P.A. Webster, Cowley Granite, A.J. Bray and S.J. Andrews
Liam Shields, 17 from Penzance, is an apprentice with MJ Building Services who donated 1,000 bricks and said: "It's nice to work with such quality materials and to be part of something that will be on campus for a long time. We'll be able to come back and think that we were part of that."
Dave Linnell, Principal and CEO of Cornwall College said: "The Olympics is a huge event for the UK and it's great that our students are able to feel part of it down here in Cornwall. The wall showcases the skills that our students possess and will be a fantastic reminder of this exciting year."
The celebration event on Friday is open to all. To register click here.