2nd July 2002

 

AGRICULTURE STUDENTS RECEIVE THEIR REWARD

 

A University of Lincoln student has scooped a national award at the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture’s annual prize-giving ceremony.

 

Jenny Baxter (19) of Coulby, Middlesex, was presented with the British Horse Society Jubilee Award 2002 at the Lincolnshire Showground.

 

Councillor Gary Hewson, Mayor of Lincoln, was one of over 200 VIPs, staff, parents and students who attended the presentation of certificates and trophies to over 100 further education students at the School of Agriculture

 

Guest speaker Dr Cheryle Berry, Director of Education and Cultural Services at Lincolnshire County Council, congratulated all of the successful students and presented 33 trophies for achievements in all areas of land-based training.

 

Skhy Austin (17), Adam Quant (17) and Simon Casswell (17) managed to scoop seven of the awards between them.

 

Dr Berry spoke of the close links between the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture and the local community, in particular mentioning projects at the Monks Dyke Technology College in Louth and the William Farr (CE) School in Welton.

 

“I would like to thank all the students on behalf of the 106,000 children at schools throughout Lincolnshire,” said Dr Berry.  “All these children are looking at your achievements and see you as role models.”

 

“Prizegiving is an event at which students can feel proud of themselves,” said Clive Bound, Head of School.  “They have learned to work together and will now go on to work together with other organisations towards a common goal.”

 

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Photograph shows Jenny Baxter reciving her award from Dr Cheryle Berry.

 

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Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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