15th January 2003

 

PREPARE FOR WORK IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

 

The Lincolnshire School of Agriculture’s Riseholme Park campus will be teeming with eager countryside and animal lovers this Saturday (18th January). 

 

Nearly 100 visitors from across Lincolnshire will attend a further education open day which has been arranged especially for school leavers who wish to continue their education at 16 but follow a more vocational route.

 

Courses on offer include Agriculture, Animal Care, Horse Management, Countryside Management, Forestry and Horticulture at First Diploma and National Diploma level. 

 

Some courses may also be studied as NVQ apprenticeships through the school’s Management Agency.

 

The morning’s programme, which runs from 9.00am to 12.30pm, will include a brief welcome talk, a guided tour and individual interviews with course tutors.

 

The tour will include a visit to accommodation, library and computer facilities and to the new purpose-built Rural Science Centre which will be officially opened by Elliot Morley MP next Friday (24th January). 

 

“For a 16-year-old, attending an open day may be a daunting prospect so we try to make it as informal and friendly as possible,” said Robena French, event organiser. 

 

“The aim of the open day is to allow the students to take a good look at the facilities and have a chat to the tutor about their chosen course.” 

 

If you would like to find out more about the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture courses or open days please call 01522 895389.

 

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For more information contact:

 

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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