NSC Walford Welcomes New Arrival

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George (centre) with mother (left), father (right) and aunt (far right)

The Animal Care Unit at North Shropshire College’s (NSC) Walford Campus has recently welcomed a new arrival, the College’s resident alpacas June and Chad gave birth to a male cria (baby alpaca) named George. George’s stay at the College will only be for six months, due to the high quality of coat produced by the Walford Alpacas, he has already been purchased by a commercial alpaca farmer.

Sam Cank, Animal Care Instructor, commented ‘George’s arrival at the College has come at an ideal time in the academic year; we have had a new intake of students who can gain experience handling a cria and help to get him halter trained. George is the sixth cria that June has given birth to, because the quality of the coat is so high for College’s breeding line, he has already been purchased.’

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George with his mother

The Animal Care Unit at Walford holds ‘Be a Keeper for a Day’ experience during half term and College holidays, the experience offers a unique opportunity to meet and interact with the many different animal species resident at Walford. If you are interested in taking part, please phone 01939 262113 / 262100 for more information and to check availability, or email Derek Coffey d.coffey@nsc.ac.uk or Bex Walker via r.walker@nsc.ac.uk or call 01939 262100.

There is an open day at Walford Campus on Saturday 15th October, 10am until 2pm, open to all prospective students wishing to join in September 2017.

For more information about Animal Care qualifications at NSC’s Walford Campus or to apply, please visit www.nsc.ac.uk. You can also apply by calling the College Admissions Team on 01691 688080, or emailing admissions@nsc.ac.uk

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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