Kilrea YFC triumphs in Co Londonderry ‘Build It’ heat

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TEAM: J.R. Blair and Joel Armstrong, one of the three Moneymore YFC teams, with their their Bug House design which took second place in the county Build It competition. FW1827-9DL

THE County Londonderry section of the annual Build It competition, organised by the YFCU, was hosted at the Northern Counties Co-operative Ltd Swatragh Livestock Mart yard.

Weather was perfect and the 10 YFC teams representing Dungiven, City of Derry, Moneymore with three teams, Garvagh with two teams and Coleraine, and Kilrea with two teams, had a great time constructing Bug Houses in just over one hour of imagination and joinery.

THIRD: Melissa Millar, Robert Sloan, Jill Halliday and Adam Alexander, one of the two Kilrea YFC teams, with their Bug House design which took third place in the county Build It competition. FW1827-8DL

The design had to include three closed sides, a pitched roof, and be free standing on four support legs. Internal features to encourage bug occupation were also important.

AT WORK: Luke Norris, Paul Adams, Maxine Smyth and Jonny Lynn, Coleraine YFC, putting some décor on their Bug House design. FW1827-6DL

Organisers were Stuart Mills, county chairman, Moneymore YFC, and Melissa Millar, Kilrea YFC, county secretary. Judge was Kilrea joiner Mark Pollock. Materials were supplied by Grassroots, Belfast. The winner proceeds to the NI finals to take place at the Castlewellan Agricultural Show on July 14.

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