I love that no two days are the same – as they say – variety is the spice of life. But since returning back to Easton this term, every day has been a whirlwind of activity and I’ve found the only way to keep on top of my schedule is to have (and stick to) a very carefully planned diary!
It started with the bake sale which was a massive success – raising £100 for our college charities! Lots of delicious cake was enjoyed and there was very little left at the end of the day, thank you to everyone that helped out!
I was drafted in last minute to attend SIA – the French farming show, which was a spectacular showcase of all things farming. I visited the show alongside Charlie Askew, Holly Lutkin and Holly Sleightholme. The girls are level three agricultural students who earned some very respectable positions in an international stock judging competition held at the show, no mean feat! It was a fantastic and full itinerary (which involved lots of sampling cheese and meats) and a great opportunity to see agriculture on a national scale.
Since then, we’ve had visits to a controlled traffic farming event as well as a visit to the amazing Bechhithe beef unit and although this means missing class time, the opportunity to learn in a real life environment is an invaluable supplement to in-class learning. Life is all about balance and the ability to prioritise is paramount; work and play are equally important! I know some of the HE animal science students have recently visited Africa which sounded incredible; what an opportunity.
Although I could not attend Easton lambing weekend, it was great to see the event was so well received as ever, giving lots of people the opportunity to see new-born lambs and learn about farming, as well as giving our students the chance to show off their skills!
(PHOTO CREDITS TO ANTONY KELLY)
So it’s back to Student President duties for me; after unfortunately missing the last two Student Council meetings due to other commitments, I am glad to see from the minutes that people are keen for the idea of an end of year celebration for students, involving a festival theme with music and food! This sounds fantastic and I’d love as many people to keep getting involved as possible. I’ll be rolling out some further information/ideas out over the next few weeks so please watch this space.
In the meantime; any other ideas or comments, please send them my way!
If anything exciting is happening in your courses, I’d love to hear from you to include in my blog.