Blacksmiths’ Forge-in for new Poppy Cenotaph in Ypres, Belgium

In September 2016, a new World War 1 Cenotaph will be launched at the Grote Markt, in front of the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres, Belgium. This new Cenotaph will be adjacent to the German War Cemetery at Langemark Poelkapelle. The Cenotaph will commemorate everyone involved in the conflict, both military and civilian on all sides – all those who died, all those wounded, all those displaced – and of equal importance, their families and their communities. In the War of

Brand New BTEC Higher National Diploma in Equine Studies at Kingston Maurward College

Kingston Maurward College is delighted to announce the re-launch of its Higher National Diploma (HND) in Equines studies starting this September. This exciting new course includes a range of modules chosen to provide an unrivalled understanding of the equine industry together with the managerial skills necessary to succeed in business and to ultimately move into higher-level positions within the equine industry. The two year course is aimed at students who want to improve their managerial, riding and coaching skills, as well progress

Summer Fun at Kingston Maurward Show – New Name, New Attractions!

Kingston Maurward Show on Sunday 12th June will be fun in the sun for the whole family! It’s the perfect opportunity to find out about full-time and part-time courses, apprenticeships and degree level courses in Agriculture, Countryside, Animal Conservation & Welfare, Equine, Horticulture, Business and Outdoor Adventure. Attractions and activities take place in and around the 18th Century Mansion House, terrace, lake and gardens. Visitors can enjoy music, dog shows, Gill Raddings’ stunt dogs, Freddie’s Farm Dog and Duck Show, Extreme

Fiscal future for fundraising friends

Kingston Maurward equine students have once again been working hard to raise money for chosen charities Julia’s House and Taylor’s RSPCA which is based on the college campus. Sophie Bruton, Natasha Dalton & Michael Wheeler held a charity fundraising sale before Easter for their nominated charities selling homemade cakes and handmade cards depicting local wildlife. Tess Every - Centre Manager for Taylor’s RSPCA, said: “We are always delighted to receive donations both large and small for our animals; all the funds go

Students Scale Sequoiadendron Giganteum

Kingston Maurward’s Level 3 Arboriculture students have attempted to scale the dizzying heights of the 35 metre Sequoiadendron Giganteum tree situated on the estate’s sports field.   The tree - thought to be nearly 130 years old – was climbed by the specialist students using skills honed during their course to get an accurate measurement as part of their tree survey training. Using various estimating techniques prior to the climb the estimated height makes it the 11th tallest tree in the UK and

Horse Whispering at Kingston Maurward College

Natural Horsemanship – often known as horse whispering - is the term used for a modern variety of horse training techniques characterised in English author Nicholas Evans’ 1995 novel the Horse Whisperer, and later the Robert Redford film of the same name. Techniques vary but in essence involve developing a rapport with horses using methods derived from observation of the natural behaviour of free-roaming horses, and above all rejecting some of the more traditional, and often considered harsher, training methods. Kingston Maurward

New Horizons for Advanced Learners

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education at Kingston Maurward College? You may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. Advanced Learner Loans help those aged 19 and over to cover the cost of the fees for courses that are level 3 and above - these courses can include A Levels, BTEC diplomas, Advanced or Higher Apprenticeships, access to higher education courses and QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) certificates. (If you are applying for your first level 3 course (equivalent to

HRH The Princess Royal opens RoadWise, the UK’s first life sized outdoor safety village

SafeWise, the award winning interactive safety education charity which runs safety centres in Bournemouth and Weymouth, has broken new ground in opening RoadWise - the UK’s first life-sized outdoor road safety village. HRH The Princess Royal today opened the RoadWise outdoor road safety centre in Weymouth. She was welcomed by H.M. Lord-Lieutenant and SafeWise Patron Angus Campbell who introduced to a number of civic dignitaries including the High Sheriff of Dorset and SafeWise Patron, Jennifer Coombs; Mayor of Weymouth and Portland,

Military Preparation students flying high with RNAS Yeovilton

Kingston Maurward’s Military Preparation course students have had three days’ hands on training with the Royal Navy at the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton. Students took part in a diverse range of activities across each department including air traffic control, radar, the Met Office, fire station, helicopter training and even had a forty minute ride through Somerset and Dorset and over Kingston Maurward College itself! At the end of the course in June fifty per cent of students intend to go