17th July 2002
Designing and building a model of a manure spreader was the task given to ten school pupils who studied a foundation engineering course with the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture.
Year 11 students from Robert Pattinson School in North Hykeham who successfully completed the course received their certificates this morning (Wednesday) from John Trigg, education liaison officer at the School of Agriculture.
Also on hand to congratulate them were head teacher Stuart MacFarlane, Barbara Wells (chairman of the governors), head of year 11 Alan Steele and Paul Russell, the course leader from the University of Lincoln at Riseholme Park.
The pupils visited Riseholme Park once a week for a year and studied the agricultural machinery in use at the campus and on the farm.
They chose a particular machine, produced design drawings at school and then made replicas in the engineering workshops at Riseholme.
The students who completed the course were Alan Pang, John McHugh, Gavin Smith, Gary Standing, Chris Wilds, Matthews Chambers, Stuart Burks, Alex Beaton, Stuart Robertson and Howard White.
Pictured (left to right) are Alan Pang, John Trigg, John McHugh, special needs tutor Malcolm Capps, Gavin Smith, Stuart MacFarlane, Chris Wilds, Paul Russell and Gary Standing. (The other five students were unavailable when the photo was taken.)
The Lincolnshire School of Agriculture currently has training partnerships with a number of local schools including North Kesteven, City of Lincoln Community College, Robert Pattinson, Yarborough and De Aston School in Market Rasen.
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