Over 12,000 people from across the region poured into Nantwich on Sunday to enjoy the carnival atmosphere of Reaseheath College’s Family Festival. The action-packed festival, which offered hundreds of activities and displays to appeal to all ages, attracted our largest ever crowd to date and caused a storm of appreciation on social media.
Reaseheath College’s Family Festival is gearing up to pull in thousands of visitors. The action-packed festival, on the college’s Nantwich campus on Sunday May 14, will feature an array of performances an entertainment.
Eleven military veterans have graduated from a groundbreaking property maintenance course which will give them the skills to launch a new career.
Reaseheath agricultural students came top of the class in a regional challenge which proved they understand best environmental practice.
The first specialist technicians to achieve a new Parlour Safe Category 3 Accreditation for the milking equipment industry have graduated from Reaseheath College. Professionals from five of the UK’s leading manufacturers, DeLaval, Fullwood, GEA UK, Lely and BouMatic, received their awards from the Cheshire college, which at present is the only training provider to deliver the bespoke advanced course.
The special requirements of captive exotic animals will come under the spotlight at a welfare seminar at Reaseheath College, Nantwich, on Sunday April 30.
Rachel Smith is one of just two applicants from the north west to receive a £2,500 BHSII (Intermediate Instructors) Development Scholarship this year. The scholarship supports inspirational individuals who the awarding panel feel will make a difference to the future of the equestrian industry.
Rachel, who teaches our Level 2 and Level 3 Extended Diploma students and Key Stage 4 pupils, is a BHS Assistant Instructor and already has her BHS Intermediate Instructor qualification in Stable Management plus an Achievement in Education and Training (AET). She is also a member of the BHS Accredited Professional Coach Scheme. She will use her bursary to study for her Stage 4 Riding and Intermediate Instructor Teaching qualifications, enabling her to become a fully qualified BHS Intermediate Instructor.
Rachel, who comes from Liverpool, works at our BHS Approved Equestrian Centre for two days a week and teaches at a riding school in Manchester for the rest of the week. Passionate about horses and riding since childhood, she spent 12 years qualifying and teaching at riding schools in Richmond, London.
She has continued to advance her own knowledge by attended our regular jumping and dressage clinics, held by leading riders Tyler Cassells and Chris Pugh, and through lessons with her own trainer. The bursary will enable her to attend BHS trainer days and to afford further specific training.
The BHS launched a series of bursaries in 2016 aimed at supplying the equestrian industry with well qualified and inspirational people. In its first year, £65,000 was released in funding which helped 35 individuals to achieve BHS qualifications. The training initiatives are part-funded in memory of Margot Tiffany, a well respected BHS Instructor.
Said Rachel: “I was delighted to hear I’d been successful in my application. The scholarship will enable me to take the next step up the career ladder. It’s long been my dream to become an BHSII and the funding will enable me to pay for the extra tuition.”
Reaseheath students have proved they are top of their tree by taking top places in the prestigious Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s ‘Young Horticulturalist of the Year’ competition.
Forty pupils from Crewe and Nantwich primary schools have had a taste of what it is like to graduate by attending an amazing graduation ceremony at Reaseheath College in Nantwich.
Reaseheath College’s next generation of farmers have been urged to speak out about their concerns going into Brexit by local MP Antoinette Sandbach.
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