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Duchy College celebrating the advancements of sustainable dairy farming at Future Farm

Duchy College celebrating the advancements of sustainable dairy farming at Future Farm

11th May 2022
In a celebration of research and innovation in sustainable dairy farming, Future Farm held its stakeholder launch event at Duchy College Stoke Climsland campus on Friday, 6th of May. Guests and stakeholders came from across the country to experience the remarkable facility in action, showcasing the eco dairy systems along with first-hand insights on the project’s achievements. Lyndsay Chapman, C Read More
Pendennis on crest of a wave with Apprenticeship Games win

Pendennis on crest of a wave with Apprenticeship Games win

30th April 2020
Superyacht firm Pendennis is celebrating a triumphant win at this year’s Apprenticeship Games following a fiercely fought competition with the region’s top businesses. The Games, held at The Cornwall College Group’s (TCCG) Camborne campus, saw businesses and organisations with apprentices battle it out in a range of events testing their mental, physical and creative skills. Each team took tu Read More
Career boosting conservation collaboration

Career boosting conservation collaboration

14th September 2020
Duchy College Rosewarne and Penwith Landscape Partnership have come together to provide industry placements for land and wildlife students in Cornwall. It is an exciting time to be studying or working within the conservation industry with jobs set to increase by 12% in the UK over the next three years*. In an ever-evolving industry, employers are looking for students who have more to offer than th Read More
College animals keep campus buzzing

College animals keep campus buzzing

13th May 2020
Despite the majority of schools and colleges having closed their buildings due to COVID-19, some campuses are still very much alive thanks to their animal and plant inhabitants.   Duchy College Rosewarne, which is set in 100 acres just off the A30 near Camborne, is home to hundreds of animals and plants that need daily care and attention, according to Head of College, Carol Knight.   “ Read More
Britain’s top florist to compete in Europa Cup

Britain’s top florist to compete in Europa Cup

20th February 2020
Mother’s Day is one of the busiest time for any florist, however, in 2020, June will give March a run for its money for one florist.   Caroline Crabb, who teaches floristry at Duchy College Rosewarne, alongside running her own business Fleurtations, is set to have a very exciting and memorable year as she prepares to represent Great Britain at the Europa Cup 2020 in Poland (now postponed to Read More
Dragon den training for tenant farmers

Dragon den training for tenant farmers

4th June 2020
Before lockdown wannabee tenant farmers and those looking to upskill have undertaken Dragon’s Den–style training to help them fulfil their dreams of running a farm. Bicton College and Duchy College Agricultural Business Management Level 4 apprentices have recently experienced the process of applying for a tenant farm, as part of their second year training. “During the final year of this two Read More
Table turned as students assess staff

Table turned as students assess staff

5th June 2020
Students from Cornwall and Devon have provided free health assessments to staff at their college to help promote healthy living.   The Level 3 sport students at Duchy College Stoke Climsland provided the service, which consisted of a lifestyle questionnaire and five non-invasive tests to provide staff with a better understanding of their current health status.   Learning Centre Lead at D Read More
Seminar day shines light on animal welfare and zoonotic diseases

Seminar day shines light on animal welfare and zoonotic diseases

5th June 2020
The first Applied Research in Animal and Equine Science Student Seminar day has been held at Duchy College Stoke Climsland.   Key note speakers, Dr David Harris MRCVS who presented ‘One Health’ which focussed on emerging diseases and zoonotic diseases, and Dr Susan Horseman whose talk on striking the balance between animal work and animal welfare, were “very well received”, according Read More
A pheasant day for a shoot

A pheasant day for a shoot

5th June 2020
Gamekeeping students in Cornwall have celebrated the success of their pheasant shoot, organised as part of their qualification.   The students from Duchy College near Stoke Climsland had to carry out a risk assessment and give a brief to guns and beaters, as well as run the beating lines and ensure the guns follow the safety brief.   The guns this year were made up of the students themse Read More
Ofsted awards The Cornwall College Group highest judgement – significant progress – following monitoring visit 

Ofsted awards The Cornwall College Group highest judgement – significant progress – following monitoring visit 

17th March 2021
Ofsted has awarded the highest possible outcome for The Cornwall College Group (TCCG), following a successful monitoring inspection in February.    The college group, which has been setting high expectations and heavily investing in its student experiences, facilities and teaching, was given the rare accolade of “significant progress” in the recently published report compiled by Her Majes Read More
Young Farmers Chairman highlights mental wellbeing

Young Farmers Chairman highlights mental wellbeing

15th May 2020
With the farming industry classed as essential during lockdown, farmers and agricultural workers are working harder and longer hours each week to ensure we have enough food as a nation.   However, Chairman of Cornwall Young Farmers (CYF) and former Duchy College Rosewarne student, Ben Cavill, said it was vital to support farmers during this difficult time.   As Technical Manager for Peng Read More
Taster day for budding college students

Taster day for budding college students

12th October 2020
Aspiring college students have an opportunity to explore the land-based courses available right on their doorstep. Duchy College Rosewarne, near Camborne, is opening its doors to Year 10 and Year 11 students this October half-term, with a Taster Day on Wednesday 28th October, to showcase the unique subjects on offer at the rural college. Carol Knight, head of campus at Duchy College Rosewarne is l Read More
Students raise incredible 6.5K for Poppy Appeal

Students raise incredible 6.5K for Poppy Appeal

13th November 2020
Student fundraisers from Duchy College have gone the extra mile, raising over £6,000 for this year’s Poppy Appeal.   Military & Protective Services students from the College’s Stoke Climsland campus, showed their support by taking part in a sponsored run, raising £6,651 for the My Poppy Run appeal. “The atmosphere was so positive,” said student Kofi Bruce who completed the full 10 Read More
Cornish home for endangered birds thanks to Bristol Zoo partnership

Cornish home for endangered birds thanks to Bristol Zoo partnership

1st December 2020
Duchy College Rosewarne is flying high after being gifted two rare species of birds by Bristol Zoo. The arrival of the endangered species, the Hottentot teal and Java sparrow, marks the beginning of an exciting new partnership between Bristol Zoo and Duchy’s Rosewarne campus; part of The Cornwall College Group TCCG. Animal Management Lecturer Logan Ody said he and his colleagues were “excited Read More
College commits to free school meals throughout Christmas

College commits to free school meals throughout Christmas

2nd December 2020
Families across Cornwall and Devon have welcomed The Cornwall College Group’s decision to provide free school meals for its learners who are eligible throughout the Christmas break. The free school meal scheme has been in the spotlight this year thanks to Premier League footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign. Principal and Chief Executive of the Group, John Evans, said it was a moral duty to co Read More
The Cornwall College Group receives glowing interim Ofsted report

The Cornwall College Group receives glowing interim Ofsted report

17th December 2020
The year has ended on a high for The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) following a positive interim Ofsted report. The report focussed on the Group’s response to COVID-19 and highlighted the leadership’s decisive action in ensuring its 13,000 learners were supported through a difficult year. Principal and CE of TCCG, John Evans, said he was delighted the phenomenal amount of hard work, passion and Read More
Lecturer swops the icy shores of Antarctica for Duchy College

Lecturer swops the icy shores of Antarctica for Duchy College

14th January 2021
An adventurous new lecturer has joined the teaching team at Duchy College following a chilly stint working in Antarctica. Russ Craig, who lectures in Sport and Outdoor Education at the College’s Stoke Climsland campus, certainly has had a varied working life so far. Russ started his career as an Outdoor Instructor, first working in the Lake District, then across the UK and finally in the United Read More
Spotlight on Former Cornwall College Student Sophie Evans

Spotlight on Former Cornwall College Student Sophie Evans

2nd February 2021
My yearning for adventure was more than satisfied when I relocated from Somerset to a YHA Snoozepod at The Eden Project to continue my studies in Horticulture run through The Cornwall College Group and Plymouth University.   I spent half the week in Cornwall and half the week in Somerset and it was one of the best times of my life.  I studied on the HNC in Landscape and Garden Design and enjoy Read More