School Outing Is A Real Eye Opener

Wed, 03/05/2000 - 01:00

Students from a Sunderland school got a real taste of life in the country at East Durham College’s Houghall Campus in Durham.


80 students from Year 11, and their staff, from Farringdon Community Sports College spent the day learning about the wide range of land based courses of offer at Houghall.


Tom Earley, Deputy Head of Farringdon, said; “I had no idea what to expect, it’s been an excellent day, very interesting. All our students got to participate in a wide variety of activities, and all said they really enjoyed the hands on experience.


“We (the School) are very keen to establish a long term link with the College, providing regular visits for our students. Many of our students from the centre of Sunderland don’t get to experience the pleasures of a rural working environment.


“The added experience as certainly widened the horizons of the students for the future.”


Pupil Jessika Kitson, commented; “It’s given me food for thought and the visit was much more exciting than I expected. I am now thinking about working with animals as a career and will think seriously about enrolling as a student at East Durham College."


Peter Whitfield, Farm Manager and Programme Leader at the College, added; “It has been an absolute pleasure to show the pupils what Houghall is all about. I’m sure they will remember this day for many years to come and I hope to see some of them back in the near future as East Durham College students.”


If you want to find out more about land based courses at East Durham College you can visit the Houghall Open Day on Sunday 23rd May, 10am till 4pm. There’ll be loads of activities and demonstrations running throughout the day.