Spring is in the air and, while staff and students enjoy the weather like everyone else, they also have the added attraction of the newborn lambs on the College farm to add to that spring feeling.
Jeanette Dawson, Principal and Chief Executive of Bishop Burton College, said: “The College is a wonderful place to study and work, particularly at this time of year when the sun is shining down on our beautiful campus.”
A record number of people attended Bishop Burton College’s recent Lambing Sunday event.
Held on Mother’s Day, the event attracted around 7,000 visitors. It gave members of the public the opportunity to experience live lambing first-hand and offered everyone who visited the chance to pet and feed the newborn lambs.
One of those making the most of the sunshine is residential student Zane Oliver.
Zane, 20, is in the first year of his Foundation Degree in Agriculture at the College. He is also employed there as a general farm worker when he is not studying.
“The sunshine certainly makes it a lot nicer for working outside but, to be fair, any time of the year is good here,” he said.
“It is a fantastic place to study. The facilities are second to none. We have got everything you could want here, which gives students an excellent experience.
“It is not just the facilities but the people too. The staff are all very experienced and know what they are talking about and there is a really good atmosphere around the place.
The College is now preparing for its annual Town and Country Day event, which will be held on Sunday, May 24. It will feature a wide range of activities and experiences, including dog shows, street theatre entertainment, falconry displays and children’s entertainment.
Advance tickets, priced £5 for children, £10 for adults and £28 for a family of four, are available at shop.bishopburton.ac.uk.