3rd May 2002

 

 SUCCESS FOR RURAL ECONOMY PUPILS

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Pupils from three Lincolnshire secondary schools have received certificates after trying out courses at the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture.

 

Staff from Lincoln Yarborough School, North Kesteven School and Branston Community College, Connexions and the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture were in attendance to see six year-11 pupils presented with their certificates by Clive Bound, Director of the School’s Riseholme Park. 

 

The pupils have spent the last 24 weeks sampling the various courses offered at the agricultural school.

 

The group - James Frost, Karl Gandey, Sean Tennant, Matthew Parker, Neil Jupp and Laura Wilkinson - spent four weeks in each department learning about animal care, horse management, conservation, forestry, agriculture and horticulture.

 

The Career Opportunities in the Rural Economy project was set up by Lincoln’s Yarborough School in conjunction with the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture.  The project brings together the secondary schools, careers service and the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture to help encourage year 11 pupils to progress on to further education.

 

“We believe the project has been successful,” said John Trigg, programme co-ordinator.  “Two pupils have enrolled on First Diploma Animal Care courses for September and the other four have a positive way forward.”

 

If you would like further information on the project or the courses available at Lincolnshire School of Agriculture please contact John Trigg on 01400 275601.

 

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Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

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