We have just returned from the Easter Lamb Show and Sale at Ashford and are thrilled that out of more than 20 pens Hadlow College's top pen came a very creditable 4th, this was a great result from a small group of only 20 ewes, lambing early.
We have recently launched a Peer Mentoring Scheme for the wellbeing of our students.
Our Hadlow College Access to Higher Education students ran a stand at this years’ Lambing Weekend raising over £700 for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI). This national charity which, operates throughout England and Wales, provides care and support in times of crisis for farmers, farm workers, farm managers and their dependents.
This week marks the first day of Spring and officially the end of Winter. The Winter period is the main training season for greenkeepers and ground staff throughout the country.
The weekends Lambing event was a huge success with the highest number of recorded visitors in the last 11 years. The College received approximately 11,500 visitors this year, compared with 7500 the previous year (being a very cold and damp year!). Over the 2 days just over 5000 cars visited the College.
Pammy Hutton FBHS international dressage rider and trainer spent the afternoon and evening at Hadlow College on Monday 10th March.
Prospective Tonbridge Angels Football Academy students were last night given the opportunity to play the West Ham Academy at the Longmead Stadium, Tonbridge.
A group of students studying towards the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fish Management recently visited Clay Pit Fishery in Ashford and carried out an electrofishing exercise.
A group of 23 students studying towards the Extended Diploma in Horse Management (year 2) recently enjoyed a study tour to Newmarket.
NFU Mutual, The British Horse Society and PRP Rescue Services recently attended Hadlow College to run a seminar to highlight the importance of horsebox and trailer safety.
On Wednesday, 26th February 2014 students at Hadlow College had the unique opportunity to meet a wide variety of employers and speak to them about businesses and organisations within the land-based sector.
Hadlow College, an Ofsted outstanding provider, has been confirmed by K College as the preferred provider to take over the running of their Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Ashford campuses.
A group of 9 students studying towards their Entry Level Skills for Working Life qualifications course recently organised and carried out a community litter picking event.
The Apprenticeship, Business and Communities (ABC) department at Hadlow College is celebrating a workplace training success rate far in excess of the national average.
Our International Harvester TD 18 Crawler tractor, now lovingly renamed ‘Caz’, has had quite a bit going on in her life recently.
Billy Stott, a BSc (Hons) Horticulture student, has today won the local heat of the Young Horticulturalist of the Year competition.
Our Countryside Management students have recently been out in force spending their practical sessions in establishing and developing habitat on the Hadlow College estate.
Hadlow College has recently gained the prestigious GTC Quality Mark in recognition of the high standard of greenkeeping training that is offered within the Apprenticeships, Business and Communities (ABC) department.
A group of Hadlow College International Agriculture students recently enjoyed a study trip to Ethiopia.
For the second successive year, Hadlow College is hunting for the best land-based business in Kent as part of the Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA).
Our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Land-Based Technology students are getting hands on experience restoring an International Harvester TD 18 Crawler tractor.
32 Animal Management students recently enjoyed a study trip to Colchester Zoo.
As part of their work with the local community, Hadlow College students recently completed a project with the Kent Fire and Rescue Service assisting with the landscaping around the new Ash-cum-Ridley Fire Station.
The floristry department of Hadlow College recently played host to 25 international students.
In a ceremony today, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal formally opened the Royal Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Centre, a partnership between the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Hadlow College.
Our Level 2, 3 and 5 Diploma in Floristry students will soon be getting creative and gathering materials for our Christmas table decoration competition.
Despite a back-drop of a national decline in applications for higher education, as reported by UCAS, interest in the land-based subjects offered by Hadlow College has increased compared to November 2012.
Our Football Academy students will have the luxury of playing on a pitch that has been designed to professional standards.
As part of our ‘LESS’ programme Hadlow College is encouraging staff to cycle or walk around the Hadlow campus rather than driving.
Autumn/Winter is not a quiet time for Horticulturalists. Since returning from their half-term break, our Horticulture students have been hard at work in our Court lane glasshouses and nursery complex.
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