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Animal and Land 01Jul 2016

Kindergarten kids bring learning to life at Hartpury

Kindergarten kids bring learning to life at Hartpury

Children from Hartpury Nursery enjoyed getting up close with Hartpury’s creepy and cuddly creatures this week.

 

Sixteen children from the local nursery were given the opportunity to visit the Hartpury campus recently as they got to learn about the College’s extensive range of native and non-native animal species; from reptiles, rodents and creepy crawlies to the cuddlier members of the collection.

 

They have been learning all about animals and the outdoors and came to Hartpury to see some of the animals they have been learning about. As they explored the campus, the children got to see wallabies, goats and emus that reside at the college as well as all the creatures that call Hartpury’s walled garden home, such as meerkats, guinea pigs, rabbits and ferrets.

 

The children also got to meet some creepy crawly creatures. Supervised by college students, they had a go at handling snakes and lizards, while the students told them about the animals and how to care for them.

 

Head of animal management, Grace Watkins, said: “The children were very excited about all the animals that they saw and were keen to handle any of animals they could! They asked lots of interesting questions and demonstrated a good knowledge of the animals.”

20 Sep 2016 Animal and Land

Funding boost to help give Tom an even brighter farming future

Agriculture degree student Tom Saunders, has become the second Hartpury recipient of the new Joe Henson bursary, aimed at helping aspiring agriculturalists to take their studies further.

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07 Sep 2016 Animal and Land

Heaven opens gates to future in farming with bursary boost ahead of tug of war World Championships

Hartpury student Charlotte Heaven will be hoping a recent boost to her farming future will help spur her to victory as she competes for England at the World Tug of War Championships this week.

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18 Aug 2016 Animal and Land

Students get set to meet Bruce, Wendy, Wonda and friends as new species wing their way into Hartpury’s magical menagerie!

From emus looking for love to coy crustaceans and even a dragon, Hartpury has experienced another animal explosion!

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01 Jul 2016 Animal and Land

Kindergarten kids bring learning to life at Hartpury

Children from Hartpury Nursery enjoyed getting up close with Hartpury’s creepy and cuddly creatures this week.

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