16 June 2014
Plumpton College held its annual student awards ceremony recently, with nearly 2,000 students, parents and guests in attendance. Dr R Stanier, Chair of Governors of the College, welcomed students, staff and guests including the Guest of Honour, The Right Reverend Richard Jackson, the new Bishop of Lewes. The Principal, Mr Des Lambert, announced that the awards ceremony both celebrated and recognised the achievement for over seven hundred completing students. He informed that the awards ceremony was an important occasion for graduating students, for many marking the end of their time in education.
In his report of the year’s achievements, the Principal stated that the College encouraged students to participate in educational visits, shows and events, including visits to the College Centre at Snowdonia and also both within the UK and overseas. Students had been successful in a variety of exhibitions and competitions including with livestock, forestry and arboriculture, fishery management, wine, game management, garden designs and floristry. In addition to their academic studies, College students had organised horse shows and been involved in the annual Open Day which attracted some 9,000 visitors. Bishop Jackson gave an entertaining talk to the students and congratulated everyone on their achievements.
Staff and management were thanked by the students for their tremendous achievements, dedication and commitment at the end of another successful academic year at Plumpton College.
The students’ conclusion was that Plumpton College was a brilliant place in which to study and each student would take away cherished memories and a real sense of pride.
Since the original 400-acre College farm was bought back in 1919, Plumpton College has certainly seen a lot of changes.