25th March 2003

 

TRAINING FOR WORK OUTDOORS

 

The Lincolnshire School of Agriculture’s Riseholme Park will be teeming with eager countryside and animal lovers at an open day tomorrow afternoon (26th March).

 

Visitors from across Lincolnshire and surrounding counties will attend the event which has been arranged specially 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 and can be studied at First and National Diploma level and in some cases as NVQ apprenticeships.

 

The afternoon programme, which runs from 1.15pm to 4pm, will include a brief presentation, a guided tour of the park and the facilities and individual interviews with course tutors.

 

“For a 16-year-old attending an open day may be a daunting prospect, so we try to make it as informal 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 tutors about the different courses.” 

 

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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