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Michael is the king of the castle!

Michael Guthrie designer and builder of the castle and Jenny Campbell who had the painting job in Dundee and Angus College on Thursday.

Michael Guthrie designer and builder of the castle and Jenny Campbell who had the painting job in Dundee and Angus College on Thursday.

Being caught doodling in lectures has turned out to be a great opportunity for one Dundee and Angus College student in Arbroath.

Michael Guthrie thought he was in trouble when his joinery tutor, Steve Rennie, caught him drawing crocodiles and trains on the side of his course work.

Much to Michael’s amazement he was told not to put his pen down, but quite the opposite as it turned out.

It was a well-timed incident as Steve explained: “We had just had a request from Warddykes Primary in Arbroath to build a castle for their primary ones.

“When I caught Michael doodling in class, I told him if he was that good at drawing he could draw us a castle and make it!”

And so he did with the help of fellow ‘Intro to Joinery’ student, Michael Watson and some painting and decorating students, Michael has rustled up a dream play castle to be proud of.

Michael said: “I was amazed when Steve told me to carry on drawing, but I’ve really enjoyed the experience.

“The school wanted to be able to fold the castle away, so that was an extra challenge, but we’ve really loved doing it.”

Dundee and Angus College hope to hand the finished castle over to Warddykes Primary School early next week.

 

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