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A-Z in farming

Friday 30 October 2015

Shuttleworth College continues to train young people for careers in agriculture all over the UK and the world. Potential students can find out about careers from arboriculture to zoology if they visit the 500-acre Old Warden Park estate Open Day on Saturday 7 November from 9.30am-12.30pm.

Shuttleworth College Director Mike Johnston said: "The open day is to show potential students from surrounding districts our internationally recognised outdoor-learning college right on their doorstep."

Shuttleworth College puts Old Warden on the world-wide map for land-based learning. Its alumni work all over the globe in aspects of agriculture.  Recently:

* It was visited by the Archbishop of Canterbury and featured on BBC’s Countryfile for training farming students from Africa. 

* Its work in saving the Warden Pear as featured in Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale has been featured in national media and on TV

* Prior to that Shuttleworth was on TV with Jamie Oliver and his TV crew. A donation made by Jamie enabled Shuttleworth to buy a Red Poll Bull, Hinwick Zulu, who has since sired over 30 calves, some of which have been exhibited at local and county shows and picked up several rosettes!

* A Government announcement about cut backs in farming in schools has NOT affected the 16+ Shuttleworth College which offers courses linked closely to careers in agricultural and associated areas.

Find out more about the courses offered at Shuttleworth College