Easton & Otley College at The Royal Norfolk Show

2 July 2018

As the county of Norfolk basked in supernova sunshine, Easton and Otley College brought forth a wall of wonder at the 2018 Royal Norfolk Show.

On their main marquee, visitors got the chance to try out sport challenges, drive a tractor simulator and get up close and personal with animals that ranged from corn snakes to cockroaches.

In other areas of the Costessey showground, farming students picked up a host of awards in livestock classes.

Carl Tuck winner

In total, they received two firsts, two seconds, two thirds, a fifth and a sixth in a mixture of sheep and cattle classes.

Elsewhere, public services students took on a charity challenge for SERV, the horticultural department created a show garden and floristry students handed out button holes on the Federation of Small Businesses stand.

College spokesperson, John Nice, said, “It was a sunshine day for the county of Norfolk and it was a pleasure to play our part in this iconic show. We can’t wait for day two.”

After scooping numerous farming accolades on day one of the Royal Norfolk Show, Easton and Otley College woke up to news of more successes on day two.

First it was announced that the college’s main marquee had received the Sir Richard Haddon Cup for having the best educational stand.

Soon after this was announced, horticultural staff and students received a silver award for a garden design that drew inspiration from the sky gardens of Singapore.

Horticulture award

Farming students also picked up a few more awards in cattle and sheep classes.

Elsewhere, floristry students continued to work with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) by making buttonholes for visitors.

Amanda Hughes from the floristry team said, “This is the third year that we have supported the FSB and it’s always a real pleasure to work with them.”

Floristry FSB

College principal, Jane Townsend was attending her first ever Royal Norfolk Show. She said, “What an amazing couple of days for the college and the county.”