Spring Lambing Day a Huge Success!

Spring Lambing Day a Huge Success!1

L-R Anna Jones NSC Head of Animal Care, Clive Knowles Chairman & Founder of the British Ironwork Centre, Meerkat, Laura Pugh, Animal Care Technician and Sam Cank Senior Animal Care Technician

The annual Spring Lambing Day took place at the Walford Campus of North Shropshire College (NSC) on Sunday 2nd April. A beautiful sunny day made the Campus a special place to be with over 4,000 visitors to the event. With a flock of 400 sheep, there were literally hundreds of lambs for people to see and get up close to.

There were so many things to see and do, including; robotic milking, foot trimming, floristry demonstration, animal handling, mounted games, treasure hunt, face painting, climbing wall and tombola to name but a few. Visitors were also entertained by the wonderful Porthywaen Silver Band who played in the College’s Walled Garden.

Laura White commented on the College Facebook Page, ‘We had a fantastic family day out at this event today! Great value for money and so much to do and see Thank you.’

Karen Roberts Assistant Principal said, ‘The event was fantastic for the College. It was wonderful to see so many visitors on site who ranged from past, current and even prospective students. Many families commented on what a lovely time they had enjoyed. My thanks go to all the staff and volunteers who helped make the day such a brilliant success. Thanks also to Corbet School for allowing us to operate the very popular tractor and trailer ride up to the event.’

The Lambing Day had an additional special occasion, as at 2pm, the updated Meerkat enclosure was officially opened by Clive Knowles, Chairman & Founder of the British Ironwork Centre. The Meerkat’s are always a draw at the event and were thrilled with their new enclosure.

For those who weren’t able to make it, the Walford Campus offers ‘Be a Keeper’ and ‘Be a Farmer’ for the day experiences and birthday parties at weekends and in the school holidays. For more information about these, contact the website via www.nsc.ac.uk or email: d.coffey@nsc.ac.uk 01939 262122.

For more information about courses starting at NSC this September, visit the website at www.nsc.ac.uk or call the Admissions Team on 01691 688080.

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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