Family Fun Day at West Somerset College

KESTRA French from the Moorland Mousie Trust with Rana and rider Romeo Knoc.

CHARLOTTE Jennings is pictured with her champion class-winning sheep

BILL Liversidge, back, judges the sheep with students Charlotte Jennings, Vicky Ascott, Michael Jones, Kira Burns and Rebecca Lowen.

LEE Jenkins gives a talk on the Madagascar Giant Hissing Cockroach.

EMILIA and Lotti Percival enjoy a dab of face painting

TERRY Moule, with ferrets Primrose and Snowball.

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VISITORS were treated to beautiful weather and a day of fun for the whole family at West Somerset College’s Farm Fun Day on Saturday.

Around 600 people went to see the range of displays, demonstrations and activities, showcasing the farm’s facilities and opportunities.

There were also demonstrations and stalls from the agricultural businesses the college works with.

As well as segway rides from West Somerset Adventures, there was laser clay pigeon shooting and archery put on by Brian Bland and exotic animal encounters by Lee Jenkins.

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SEAN Hughs helps Laciey McCutcheon get to grips with archery.

There were also sheep shearing demonstrations, by Martyn Atkins, sheep dog displays by Rabbit Slattery, ferret racing from Terry Moules and pony rides from the Moorland Mousie Trust.

Year 10s also had their first sheep show judged by Bill Liversidge.

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VICKY Ascott with her champion class winning sheep.

Visitors were also able to purchase plants and hanging baskets created by the horticultural students and apprentices.

Sophie Stevens, senior farm technician said: “It was a lovely day and great fun was had by all in attendance.

“The farm is a fantastic facility for our students, providing real work experience in the agricultural industry.

“It’s incredible that we can put on days like today, allowing local businesses and the community to come and see all of the hard work our staff and students put it and really enjoy it.

“Thank you to all that helped make the day yet another success.”

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GLEN Beaver helps Sophie Waby at clay shooting.

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