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Bury College Animal Care students enjoyed a celebration event which recognised their ongoing commitment at Pimhole Community Farm.
Level 1, 2 and 3 Animal Care students were invited to an event which celebrated their achievements from the academic year. Farmer Stewart Andrews, owner of Pimhole Community Farm, was also on hand to help with proceedings. Since September, students have been gaining hands-on skills working on the farm and have been responsible for the general care and welfare of the animals.
Students enjoyed a welcoming speech which highlighted the hard work that they had displayed throughout the duration of the year and how their contributions to the farm promote a high standard of animal welfare.
Over 80 students from across Level 1, 2 and 3 Animal Care attended the celebration event with 31 students accepting certificates of outstanding achievement.
Stewart was delighted to attend the awards ceremony and to share the occasion with the staff and students of Bury College. Stewart said, “This has been a really good event. Throughout the year the students have been really interested in working with the animals and they’ve been a great help to me. I’m really proud of each and every one of the students and very happy to be working with the college.”
Eleanor Trace, a former The Elton High School pupil, has completed the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Care. Eleanor commented, “I received an award today for helping out with the horses on the farm and another awards for being consistent in class. Events such as today are good because it gets everybody together and gives everyone a sense of what they have achieved.”
Martin Wilcock, Animal Care Placement Co-ordinator added, "The partnership with Stuart and Bury College is proving very successful and effective. Since September I have seen students gain and improve their animal care knowledge and other key skills through the course. It’s great to see also that some students attend the farm during the half term breaks and weekends”