Joiner jack beats the odds
AN apprentice joiner has overcome adversity to win the top honour at an awards ceremony hosted by celebrity gardener Charlie Dimmock.
Jack Silcox, an apprentice with Waterfoot- based construction firm B& E Boys, was diagnosed with the developmental co- ordination disorder dyspraxia while at secondary school.
But with the support of his teachers and family – and his own determination – he studied at weekends, evenings and during his holidays to achieve eight GCSEs.
The 20- year- old, from Bacup, who is studying for his apprenticeship with Accrington and Rossendale College, won the ‘overcoming adversity’ award at the recent Young Persons in Construction Awards.
He was then named the overall winner at the event which is organised by the Construction Development Alliance to recognise exceptional young talent in the North West construction industry.
John Boys, a director at B& E Boys, said: “Jack manages his dyspraxia positively on a day- today basis.
“He is a hard- working young man and his colleagues find his enthusiasm infectious. We are delighted that he has won these awards.”
Jack Silcox won the ‘overcoming adversity’ award