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Animal and Land 17Jun 2016

Hartpury students warm hearts at Care Home as residents enjoy creature comforts

Hartpury students warm hearts at Care Home as residents enjoy creature comforts

Residents at Scarlet Care Home in Stroud had the chance to get up close and personal with creatures of the cuddly and crawly variety thanks to Hartpury’s Animal Management students.


Jake Aldridge, a former Hartpury student, now works at the care home and asked if students would like to take the animals to meet the residents as part of the varied enrichment activities they offer.


The residents at the Care UK home had the chance to handle rabbits and guinea pigs as well as some of the more unusual members of Hartpury’s menagerie, including a corn snake and a giant African millipede.


Students studying the Extended Diploma in Animal Management were able to share their knowledge about the animals and how they care for them with the residents.


Animal management course tutor, Emily Wilton, said: “It was lovely seeing so many smiling faces and you could see that our visit really brightened the residents’ day.


“Many of the older people would have previously had pets which they are no longer able to keep, so they loved having the opportunity to interact with animals again. And our students really enjoyed it too, chatting to the residents, supporting them to hold and touch the animals and telling them all about them.”


Animal Management student, Portia Mills, 17, from Stroud, said: “It was nice to see the residents smile and share their experience of owning animals. You could see that holding the animals brought back memories for them.”

27 Oct 2016 Animal and Land

Limelight lands on Hartpury’s lambs

Lambs were in the limelight when Katie Brian of the Agriculture and Development Board (AHDB) visited Hartpury to talk to some of our agriculture students.

26 Oct 2016 Animal and Land

Happy Halloween from Hartpury! Gloucester Rugby stars get an early fright up close to collection’s critters!

Some of Gloucester Rugby biggest stars and their families headed to Hartpury today to get up close and personal with the College’s cuddly and not so cuddly residents!

18 Oct 2016 Animal and Land

No more tilling – it’s time for direct drilling at Hartpury!

Hartpury Agriculture students had their eyes opened to an alternative approach to sowing the seeds of the future.

17 Oct 2016 Animal and Land

Brexit and beyond –student farmers consider the future of agriculture outside the EU

Hartpury’s student farmers of the future weighed in on the debate and discussions surrounding agriculture in post-Brexit Britain during a talk with local experts.