3rd July 2003




Awards for the outstanding work of students from the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture will be presented at the annual prizegiving ceremony tomorrow (4th July).


Agriculture student James Whiteley (18) from Thorney in Nottinghamshire, winner of Best All Round Student award, and Garden Design student Collette Cusdin (45) from Ingham, winner of the Best Lincolnshire Student award, will be joined by over 100 students who will be presented with various awards and certificates.


Thirty-seven students from the Animal Care, Equine, Horticulture, Countryside, Forestry, Agriculture and Engineering courses will receive plaques and trophies at 2pm tomorrow in the Exhibition Hall at the Lincolnshire Showground.


The awards have been donated by various businesses within the many related land-based industries to recognise the hard work of students.


Presenting the awards will be the Reverend Dr Gordon Gatwood OBE.  Dr Gatwood served as chaplain for the school for six years before becoming a member of the senior management team at the Royal Agricultural Society of England – with responsibility for the Arthur Rank Centre – in 2000.


The Mayor and Mayoress of Lincoln, Councillor Donald Nannestad and Ms Jan Shaw, and the Mayor and Mayoress of Boston, Councillor Ossy Snell and Mrs Beryl Snell, will be among the dignitaries attending this year’s ceremony.


“We look forward to welcoming our special guests and celebrating the outstanding achievements of our students at the School of Agriculture this year,” said a university spokesman.




For more information contact: Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

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

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