daedalus conservation supports the annual boss stone competition

Thirty Weymouth College stonemasonry students worked for 3 days as part of a competition to create a themed boss stone ready for judging on Friday 17th May at the Dorset Skills Centre.  Daedalus Conservation was delighted to be involved again this year by sponsoring prizes including awarding cash prizes to the best 1st and 2nd year students.  The theme for this year's competition was cartoon characters, as decided by the students themselves, with the winners being a Tasmanian devil, Top Cat and The Mask.

The ‘best overall winner’ was awarded to Alistair Mason for Taz. The ‘best 1st year winner’ for Top Cat and ‘best 2nd year winner’ Paul Roddan for The Mask who both received a cheque from Daedalus Conservation in recognition of their work.  Judges from all areas of the trade were present with Director of School for Construction and Engineering, Rex Witts paying special thanks to guests Sharam Hakimzadeh and Rob Worlock of Hanson Bath and Portland Stone Ltd suppliers of the rectangular pieces of boss stone.  The other judges and sponsors were David Collier of William Anelay, Neil Fuller of Stonefirms Portland, College Principal Liz Myles, former student and last years' 2nd year winner Maya Martin and Martin Lowe, Chairman of The Worshipful Company of Masons' Craft and Training Committee.