It was all smiles at Duchy College Rosewarne's 19th annual Prize Day Ceremony.
Duchy College Stoke Climsland welcomed 1200 guests for the Prize Giving Ceremony.
Posted: July 2012
Duchy College Stoke Climsland Open Days and Food Festival - 23/24 June 2012
Staff and students celebrated the end of the academic year in style at the Duchy College Stoke Climsland annual summer ball. This year’s event was held in an enormous 50 metre marquee overlooking kit hill and surrounding area. Over 550 students and staff arrived in all their finery for the black tie event.
Duchy College Rosewarne’s annual Open Day on Saturday 23rd June proved extremely popular with hundreds of people attending the event.
This year Royal Cornwall Show welcomed the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla. Despite the weather, the show was a great success! visitors enjoyed Duchy College's rescued Barn Owl Lucy, PGA golf tuition, interactive babies, crop identification, owl pellet dissection and a whole host of creepy crawlies!
Duchy College Stoke Climsland held an Open Day & Food Festival over a sunny weekend in June. The weekend's activities proved extremely popular with voer 3,500 people visiting the campus over the two days. With free entry to all activities visitors were able to enjoy digger driving, equine displays, forest school, tractor rides, animal encounters and much more.
The Callington and Launceston Ploughing Association held their annual Ploughing Match at Duchy College Stoke Climsland on Friday 30th September. The sun shone for the annual match with competitors arriving from all over the country. Horse Ploughing and vintage tractor displays made the day for visitors extra special.
Duchy College considers itself to be at the cutting edge of golf coaching education and has been actively involved with the new coaching structure for the UK. All students within the golf academy will get regular coaching from the academies resident professional Andrew Milton.
Staff, students, governors, parents and friends gathered to celebrate student achievements at the 25th annual Duchy College Stoke Climsland Prize Giving ceremony.
Students and staff from the past 25 years came back to revisit Duchy College. Students from the first year of the college opening in 1986 were in attendance and were able to reunite with staff that taught them all those years ago. Both old staff and students alike were shocked at how far the College had come since they last visited. Over 400 ex-students and staff celebrated the reunion and re-acquainted themselves with old friends and colleagues.
DUCHY College Rosewarne successfully carried out the first Cornish 24 hour wildlife survey (known as a BioBlitz) from 1pm Friday 17th June – 1pm Saturday 18th June, collecting and recording as many British wildlife species as possible.
DUCHY College Rosewarne’s annual Open Day proved extremely popular last weekend (Saturday 25th June) with hundreds of people attending the event and even the sun making an appearance!
After a fantastic turnout at Royal Cornwall Show, Duchy College return from a great week. Students, staff and Charlie bear all had an amazing week, and even the wet weather couldn't dampen spirits. Visitors to the stand had the chance to have a race on the rowing machines, complete the digger challenge, investigate bacteria and meet the animals.
A group of students studying Equine at Duchy College organised a show jumping event for their peers. The day was concluded with an awards ceremony and an all staff ‘Morris Dancing’ exhibition on horseback.
Duchy College staff and students have come together for their annual staff versus students football match for charity. College staff from across the Stoke Climsland campus have put on their football boots and dusted off their kit to take on the students! After an early lead by the students the staff were 1-0 down at half time. A strong team talk at half time gave the staff a boost to come back and ended the game with a 3-2 win; the first win in quite a few years.
Devon County Show 2011 was a great success this year for Duchy College, with a fantastic marquee in a great spot.
Duchy College equine students have had a fantastic dressage competition this week, and were awarded certificates and rosettes for their achievements. It was a fantastic day for all!
Posted: June 2010
On Tuesday staff and students celebrated the end of the academic year in style at the Duchy College Stoke Climsland annual summer ball. This year's theme for the event was Moulin Rouge, with everyone turning out in all their finery. (Read related news story?)
The aim of the day was for the pupils to get a real feel for college life and to explore the many opportunities that are available to them post-16. They not only had the chance for some hands on work but also got to talk to staff, take a look around the College and get to chat to current students about their experiences at college.
New students at Duchy College attended the annual "Freshers' Fair Day" on Thursday 24th September. (Read related news story?)
Duchy College, Stoke Climsland's Open Day proved very popular at the weekend, with over 700 members of the public attending taking part in a large and varied programme of events and entertainments throughout the campus. (Read related news story?)
Posted: July 2009
Students studying a foundation degree in Police Studies at Duchy College, Stoke Climsland had to investigate a real-life crime scene using professional CSI techniques. (Read related news story?)
Posted: June 2009
Staff and students celebrated the end of the academic year in style at the Duchy College Stoke Climsland annual summer ball on Tuesday 23rd June. This year's theme for the event was James Bond, 'Casino Royale'. (Read related news story?)
Posted: May 2009
Pathfinder students took part in the Jubilee Challenge again this year. The event is gaining in popularity and competition for team allocation is tough. Duchy Pathfinders were allocated thirteen walkers over three of the furthest routes.
Posted: March 2009
Duchy College held its first free lambing event on Sunday 15th March. Many members of the public put their wellingtons on and came up the college home farm on tractor and trailer. Children and adults had the opportunity to hold and feed the new lambs, see the rare pigs, and north devon cattle. More than 500 people attended the event and it is planned to organise another event next year. (Read related news story?)
The first and second year Countryside Management students were treated to a day trip to the Hydro Power Plant in Dartmoor on the 17th December. The students visited the Hydro-Power plant in Dartmoor where a farmer and his wife have built a hydro electric plant which feeds surplus electricity into the National grid. Remarkably this farm diversification has given the area a new lease of life.
The outdoor Pursuits team at Duchy College, Stoke Climsland in collaboration with the ?Explore the Outdoors? event at the Plymouth Pavilions, arranged a evening of kayaking for member of staff and a Evening Herald journalist.
New students on the National Diploma in Sport specialising in golf, have been practicing their swings at China Fleet Country Club. Part of their course they spend time at the new golf course to improve their practical skills and are taught by PGA professionals.
Adventure Sports students on the Foundation Degree legged it down to Widemouth Bay in Bude for a surf with Programme Managers Pete Smith and Richie Wilson. The surf was big and messy but the sun was shinning. The students are gaining valuable surf skills as well as learning more about the coaching process (and having fun at the same time). The students have the option to do a further year at the end of the course and gain a BSc in Sports Coaching and Development.
Outdoor Education staff working on the Foundation Degree in Adventure Sports Coaching took the weekend to visit South Wales for some demanding off road mountain biking with a view to running a trip for the adventure sports Course at Duchy College in the near future. The students do 2 days practical a week (Land and Water based leadership)and will develop a wide range of skills and techniques as well as practical qualifications in coaching and leadership.
If the start of college isn't hectic enough, new students at Duchy College started their first week with a fantastic "Freshers' Fair." Students and staff were treated to a variety of events ranging from a Rodeo Bull, archery, free BBQ, drop in activities across the campus, and information and discounts galore were available from local and national organisations. (Read related news story?)
Over 2 days 14 students looked at an activity called Coasteering which is a thrilling activity combining climbing, scrambling, sea swimming and cliff jumping, taking them to otherwise inaccessible parts of the Cornish coast. The routes traverse around the foot of high cliffs and through sea caves. The activity was undertaken with Course Managers (Pete Smith & Ben Spurway) in association with local activity provider ERA Adventures who have in depth local knowledge of the particular location used.
All the students attended the annual Duchy College, Stoke Climsland campus Prize Day. The day awarded students with their certificates for their individual courses and prizes for students that had been outstanding in their area over the last year. The guest of honour was Baroness Byford former shadow minister in the Lords for Food & Rural Affairs. (Read related news story?)
Duchy College, Stoke Climsland hosted their annual summer ball on Tuesday 24th June . This year?s theme was venetian masked ball, and students from all courses participated and made their own custom made masks. The students and staff were entertained throughout the evening with bands, disco and buffet in a 70ft marquee.
A brand new celebration of success for Year 11 students was held at the new Agri-food Innovation Centre at Duchy College, Stoke Climsland. In line with government policy, the College has been training 14 to 16-year old students from local secondary schools in a range of vocational skills, from engineering and machinery to animal care.
This year at Royal Cornwall Show, Duchy College had a range of activities on the main stand No. 90 and in the farmers pavilions and flower tent. From golf, face painting, floristry displays, cheese sculpting, digger driving, animal centre, wood crafts and quad bike displays everyone participated to make this year even bigger. (Read related news story?)
The sun shone for Duchy College?s annual Countryside Day on Friday, an extravaganza of rural and environmental activities for around 750 local primary school children. The event was organised by a small team of nine higher education students with the help of students from all departments, plus tutors and guest organisations.
Second year students from BTEC National Diploma in Public services course from other campuses at Cornwall College visit Stoke Climsland for a day of activities and to learn more about Foundation Degrees. (Read related news story?)
Duchy College's Outdoor Instructor Training Programme students took the opportunity to extend their practical knowledge by kayaking and rock climbing in various locations in Cornwall and Devon over the Easter period. These are just some of the fantastic images.
Duchy College hosted the British Horse Society continual professional Development training day. The event was for registered BHS instuctors, staff and students. Carole Broad (FBHS) started the day by covering working the horse from the ground, and ended with a lecture from Martin Murphy on sports psychology.
Plymouth Pavillions held the largest outdoors show in the south west region on Saturday 23rd February & Sunday 24th February. Duchy College's outdoor pursuit department were there in force with a tradestand, with our very own Cath Tanner abseiling into the stand, and a free "Crate Stack" activity stand for all the family.
Duchy College students were regonised at Duchy College for their achievements. Certificates were presented by Principal of Duchy College Andrew Counsell, Head of Centre, Terry Gentle and Senior tutor Mike Carnall.
Three students at Duchy College won scholarships with Dairy Crest towards their Foundation Degree in Agriculture. Congratulations to all involved.