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    Students represent the college and the country in European ploughing competition

    A team of students from Norfolk travelled to Olustvere in Estonia to compete for the UK in a ploughing competition.

    The three learners all study on an agriculture apprenticeship at our Easton Campus and the Norfolk residents spent a day practising the challenge before participating in an all-day challenge against other European nations.

    The students were Tom Brown (who came sixth), Dan Rudolph (who was ninth) and Tyler Taylor (who finished in 22nd place).

    They were up against 30 competitors who were representing countries that included Belarus, Estonia, France, Holland, Latvia Lithuania, Poland, Spain and Ukraine. (Spain were the eventual winners).

    Agriculture lecturer at the College, James Trounce oversaw the study trip. He said, “the students learnt as they went and quickly adapted to what competition ploughing was all about.

    “Tony our farm manager is a competitive ploughman so next year we will involve him more to help maximise our chances of winning the competition.

    “Overall, the experience broadened the horizons of the students who communicated well with other countries. The competition challenged them to develop something different and they all represented the college and the country with great pride and enthusiasm,” he added.