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New Technology gets Royal Seal of Approval!

Published: July 6, 2017


New technology in the form of a digger simulator was on display at this year’s Devon County Show as part of the Bicton College stand. Visitors had the opportunity to experience the brand new Tenstar digger simulator which proved hugely popular last week.

The simulator allows the operator to feel like they are in the cab of a swing shovel and challenges them to complete tasks in a set amount of time.

One very special visitor to the Bicton College stand was the Countess of Wessex, who tried her hand at the simulator and thoroughly enjoyed it!

Construction Plant Lead, Glen Miller, said: “It was a joy to watch Her Royal Highness enjoying the new technology we were showcasing which is the only simulator of its kind in the South West. It was great fun and I hope we have inspired people from all walks of life to consider a career operating these fantastic machines.”

Principal of Bicton College, Dr Phil Le Grice, concluded: “We had a fantastic time at Devon County Show, it was a great opportunity to share the latest information about careers in countryside and land-based subjects, alongside catching up with friends, supporters, business contacts and past students.”

“It was an honour for all of our staff and students to be part of Devon’s premier agricultural event, and special thanks go to the Countess of Wessex for joining in and having a go at the Tenstar simulator!”


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

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