The UK’s leading manufacturer of plastering products visited the Construction department at Bury College to train students in the latest, high-performing products.

A representative from British Gypsum, introduced Level 1 Plastering students to their innovative range of products and services through an engaging workshop session. Students were given the opportunity to try first-hand new and exciting systems which further enhanced their skill-set and product knowledge.

Learners enjoyed experimenting with Thistle Dura Finish - a high impact resistant plaster, Thistle Undercoat Bonding Plaster and Thistle Magnetic Plaster, a new product that turns any plain wall into a magnetic surface.

British Gypsum, part of the Saint-Gobain group, prides itself on developing innovative products to help customers build better spaces to live, work and play. During the workshop, students not only enjoyed demonstrations of the products, but also had the opportunity to discuss their career options.

Nick Cook, Technical Support/Instructor at British Gypsum, said of the workshop, “The students were great today, they were enthusiastic and all keen to get involved and came forward with any questions. It was good to introduce them to our new products and the different options available.”

Mason Campbell-Williams, a former Castlebrook High School pupil, said, “The workshop was useful. It was good to find out more about the Plastering industry and the different materials that we can use.”

Prior to the session, students enjoyed a visit to British Gypsum Academy in Penrith where students were given an exclusive insight into how the company mine and make their products.

Paul Gorrill, Bury College Construction Assistant Curriculum Manager added, “I’d like to thank the team at the British Gypsum training facility for their continued support in broadening our students understanding of the industry and the systems in use and preparing them for a career in construction”.

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