North Shropshire College’s (NSC) Walford Campus has played host to students from Finland for four weeks. NSC has welcomed Hanna, Pinja and Salla from Koulutuskeskus Vocational Education Centre in Finland. The students have worked with the Walford Farm Manager, Richard Aldis and local farmer Roger Tomley in Oswestry. Also they got to live a day in the life of a agriculture student and learn about the local farming history, as well as having hands on experience.
The visit was organised by the Enterprise and Development Team at NSC, who have been working closely with their equals in Finland to create an enriched and informative visit for the students at the College and in the UK. Bev Parry, event organiser, commented “Hanna, Pinja and Salla all enjoyed their stay in England and were able to experience the farming culture of the UK.”
In September 2016 14 of NSC’s very own students, including agriculture students and apprentices, will be travelling to Finland to stay with local farmers, with the aim of the trip being to experience farming the Finnish way. This visit is one of many that NSC students have been able to access in recent years, thanks to the Erasmus+ Programme. European funding is used to support students from different areas of curriculum, to experience cultures and work placements abroad for two weeks.
For more information on the Erasmus+ programme or Enterprise and Development, please visit our website www.nsc.ac.uk or call Bev Parry on 01939 262154.