Annual Presentation Day for Further Education students

June 2013

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Writtle College will be holding its annual presentation day for Further Education students on Friday 28 June.

This year, Essex farmer Guy Smith will be presenting the awards during the ceremony in the Writtle College Main Hall.

Guy farms 1,000 acres of combinable crops and 200 acres of conservation initiatives at Wigboro Wick Farm, St Osyth. He is Chairman of the Essex Agricultural Society’s steering group which organises the popular Essex Schools Food and Farming Day at Writtle College, which this year saw 3,000 schoolchildren learn about the journey of food from field to fork.

He said: “It's a great honour to be invited to present the awards at Writtle College’s FE presentation day. For students it will mark the closure of one chapter in their lives and the opening of another. I look forward to being part of that moment along with many very proud families.”

The award ceremony marks the success of students completing full-time FE courses at Writtle College including Equine, Animal Studies, Veterinary Nursing, Floristry, Agriculture, Countryside, Art and Design, Sport and Horticulture courses.

The full-day ceremony features a number of awarding sessions, with the first of the awards being presented to students from the Animal Care/Management students at 10.30am, Agriculture, Countryside and Equine students at 12pm, and a final ceremony at 2pm for Floristry, Art and Design, Horticulture and Sport students.

Writtle College’s Head of Further Education Andy Sparks said: “FE presentation day is the culmination of students’ hard work and this year’s event is particularly special as it’s the College’s 120th anniversary.

“This year’s successes include FE students winning silver in the Ideal Young Gardeners of the Year competition at the Ideal Home Show and a fantastic showcase of art, design and photography skills in an exhibition in the Writtle College greenhouses. They have a lot to be proud of and we congratulate them for their achievements.”