The Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers are active members of the Livery Schools Link and as part of that commitment attend the London Careers Festival each year.
The event is held in the Guildhall over a number of days and gives London based employers and in our case, London Livery Companies, an opportunity to showcase their crafts and professions to school children across a variety of ages from Primary to Secondary schools.
This year a team from the Craft Committee led by Master Craftsman Emma Simpson MBE planned and staffed a stand showcasing our bricklaying craft, supported by the Master.
The stand created a lot of interest amongst the students, helped by the interactive nature of the displays and the enthusiasm shown by all the members who attended.
At the end of the event, we all felt that it had been worthwhile and thoroughly enjoyable and maybe, just maybe, we had helped to encourage at least one young student to consider a career in bricklaying!
My thanks go out to the following members for helping to organise and run the event so successfully on the day:-
- Master Craftsman Emma Simpson MBE, Liveryman and member of The Craft Committee
- Master of The Company John Schofield
- Tony Yianni, Liveryman
- Peter Lynch, Liveryman
- George Hodgson, Architect and heritage bricklayer
- James Brown, Winchmore Brickwork 2nd year apprentice
David White - Court Assistant and Chairman of the Craft Committee (July 2023)