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Dedication pays off for agricultural students

Published: July 6, 2017

Bicton 16-18

Two agricultural students have been rewarded for their hard work with a cash injection to fuel their studies.

Dan King and Jo Beams, both studying Agriculture at Bicton College, received cheques for £500 from the Devon County Agricultural Association (DCAA).

The pair were chosen for the award, which was given to them by their Team Lead, Ginnette Williams, as a reward for their hard work and dedication to their course and College.

Ginnette said the pair “have been engaged and enthusiastic throughout their course and as such they are attaining a high standard of work”.

“We are thrilled to be able to award them with this financial contribution to reward them for their efforts,” she added.

Dan, who is studying a Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture said he has “always had a passion for agriculture”.

“I completed a Level 1 Diploma in Agriculture as a day release student through my school at Bicton College, achieving a Distinction,” he explained.

“I left school and started at Bicton College as a Level 2 Agriculture student, again receiving a Distinction in this course. I am now currently working towards a Level 3 Technical Certificate in Agriculture and am aiming to come back next year to achieve the full, Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Agriculture.”

Dan is currently work on a 600 acre beef, sheep and arable farm in the South Hams, adding he was “so pleased to receive this cheque from the DCAA”.

“This will help me to fund my fuel costs for travelling to college and will enable me to purchase books to extend my knowledge in agriculture and progress further with my studies,” he added.

Both students and staff at Bicton College said they were extremely grateful to DCAA for its generosity.

To find out more about the range of agriculture courses and apprenticeships available at Bicton College visit www.bicton.ac.uk or call 0845 60 50 455.

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