Two Limavady students have floored the competition in a national skills competition. Connor McDaid and Ivan Brown Kerr, both from LimavadyCollege, recently returned with medals from the UK-wide Skillbuild competition.

East Down Institute student David McKelvey also scooped a gold medal in carpentry.

Connor and Ivan, who represented Northern Ireland in the wall and floor tiling contest, claimed the gold and silver titles respectively.

Connor (19), from Derry, said: “This was a great chance to represent the college. I was so pleased to even reach the national stage, but to take gold is just fantastic.”

The local apprentices were selected for the national final following the Northern Ireland Skillbuild competition in March.