Students from Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) celebrated their achievements at their graduation ceremony last week, with a number of students receiving special awards.
Amongst the accolades was the inaugural Englefield Estate Award – sponsored by the Englefield Estate – awarded to a student who had shown a special dedication and commitment throughout the year.
Oli Whitby, an 18-year-old student who has just completed his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture, was presented with the Englefield Award for going above and beyond during his time on the course. The award recognised his hard work and help at college open days and for helping to provide tractor and maintenance training to other students.
Michelle Dawes, Level 2 Course Manager, said: “I would just like to take this opportunity to thank Englefield for providing an award for the Agricultural students. Our students did the college proud at the graduation ceremony and it was fantastic to see a local business supporting and celebrating our students too.”
BCA is a successful college where students develop excellent practical and employment skills. Set in a 400-acre estate, its state-of-the-art learning facilities offer students the knowledge, skills and experience to be successful in their chosen career.
Edward Crookes, Estates Director, said: “Berkshire College of Agriculture is training the next generation of agricultural experts, horticulturalists and scientists, amongst other professions - Perhaps we might see some of these students working at Englefield Estate in the future!
“We are proud to be supporting their work and celebrating the best. Congratulations to all the students who graduated and especially to Olli and others who won special awards.”
Find out more about Berkshire College of Agriculture here.