If you’d like to try your hand at tractor driving, machine building, coppicing and brick block paving, Wiltshire College’s new residential land-based taster days might be right up your street.
The college is inviting 15 and 16 year-olds from across the country to its 1600 acre Lackham campus on October 29th and 30th for an action-packed two days.
Overnight accommodation and food is included in the package which is designed to give potential students a real flavour of the hands-on activities they can expect, should they go on to study at the College.
Jennifer Mellows, head of Land Based at Wiltshire College, said: “This two day residential taster course will give individuals who have an interest in a land-based career/study programme the opportunity undertake outdoor activities in Agriculture, Land Based Engineering, Horticulture and Countryside Management.
“You can have a go at a huge range of activities and you can do as many or as few as you would like over the two days. We’re reaching out to local students as well as those in areas including Oxford, Birmingham, Exeter, Norwich, Derby and Nottingham as we know there is huge interest in land-based courses in those areas.
“All activities are designed to give you a real taste of what our students actually do on their study programmes. Our students develop strong practical skills whilst completing our courses; with 1600 acres of farm, engineering workshops with a variety of different machinery, woodlands and gardens with construction areas, we can assure you that your days will be both fun and informative!”
The cost is £50 which will be fully refunded in Amazon vouchers should the student go on to enrol at Wiltshire College in September this year. In addition, parents can attend if they wish at a price of £20.
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