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Family fun day attracts thousands to Easton and Otley

6 June 2017

Thousands of visitors came along to an annual family fun day that was held at the Norfolk campus of Easton and Otley College today.

From fishing lessons to farming via face painting and football, this popular event in the Norfolk calendar was once again a hit with the local community.

Other activities at this occasion included an assault course, a dog show, a plant sale and tractor rides.

All departments were represented and offered interactive activities for attendees to try out.

A range of craft outlets and food stalls also came along.

The college chose to support two charities to support this year – Walking With The Wounded and Gardens for the Gambia. Profits from the day will be distributed evenly between these two benevolent causes at the end of the year.

One of the external companies was the Norfolk Military Vehicle Group. Gerald Beckett from this organisation, said, “We host our meetings at the college and they are always very supportive. The facilities are second to none.”

In terms of the event, he added, “It was a brilliant day.”

Leah Sloman from Norfolk, said, “We have been before and we have always had a lovely time. This year was no different. We really enjoyed seeing the tractors and the animals.”

College spokesperson, John Nice, said, “Coming off the back of a successful Suffolk Show, the college enjoyed welcoming the local community to our Norfolk campus. This events seems to get bigger and better every year.

“From our point of view, it's a great opportunity for us to show off the range of things we do whilst offering a fun day out for the all of the family.

“Thousands came along to support us and for that we are very grateful. The sun shone and it was a really nice and relaxed atmosphere. We would like to thank the local community, all visitors, our staff and our students for attending and supporting us.”

Next up for the college will be their attendance at the Royal Norfolk Show where they will be in a number of different areas at one of the UK’s largest and most popular county shows.