2014-06-02  

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Kirkley Hall Campus to Sponsor the Glendale Show

Northumberland College’s land-based Kirkley Hall Campus is proud to be one of the main sponsors of the Glendale Show, this August.

The Glendale Show, held on the outskirts of Wooler is the premier show in North Northumberland, and attracts 15,000 visitors annually. It is one of the largest livestock shows in the county with sheep, cattle and goat classes. The industrial and horticultural section of the show is always a highlight along with the many equine classes.

Barbara Huddart a Glendale Agricultural Society Member, with Marcus Clinton of Kirkley Hall

Barbara Huddart a Glendale Agricultural Society Member, with Marcus Clinton of Kirkley Hall

Northumberland college, who are the leading provider of land-based and animal training in the region, will have a stand near the main arena with reptiles from its zoo. College staff will be available on the main trailer to give information and advice on courses and bursaries including the new 24+ Advanced Learning Loan, which can help with the cost of studying.

Giving background information on the main reasons for supporting the show Northumberland College’s Vice Principal Kirkley Hall, Enterprise and Innovation, Marcus Clinton said: “As the leading provider of land-based training in the county we are proud to be one of the leading sponsors of The Glendale Show this year.

“We like to support activities and events that also support the rural community, and as such believe the shows provide both a very important and relevant opportunity to promote our offer in terms of training and education. The Glendale Show is a truly rural showcase, we have attended in the past as exhibitors and really felt this year that we wanted to up the ante in terms of our support.”

A £3m investment at the Kirkley Hall Campus is expected to be completed by December 2014 and will further enhance learning facilities at the campus with a new teaching and learning centre with IT suite, in addition to recent new farm machinery and investment in Aberdeen Angus pedigree herds.

Like Northumberland College, The Glendale Agricultural Society is always very keen to encourage and educate all ages about the countryside and rural issues. This is initiated both in its hugely successful Children’s Countryside Day, but also through the many classes within the show that are dedicated to both children and adults.

So understandably they are absolutely delighted that Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall Campus has committed their support to the 2014 Glendale Show as Rachael Tait, Secretary of the Glendale Agricultural Society, said: “I know that this is a partnership which will work very well. Obviously it is crucial for the success and the future of the show that we manage secure sponsorship, and I really feel that as the Kirkley Hall Campus is such a prevalent driving force in agriculture in Northumberland we have a natural synergy.”

The 2014 Glendale Show takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 25th August 2014, and is open from 8am till 5pm, with all livestock classes taking place in the morning, and more entertainment in the afternoon.

Countryside day

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link Northumberland County Show Results Round Up
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