Coveted International Master Florist Gregor Lersch Comes to College

One of Kingston Maurward College's floristry students - Debbie Miller - set herself an extracurricular project to organise a visit from international floral designer Gregor Lersch.  The German Master Florist is internationally renowned for his unique approach to structures and floral art work, each design is bespoke and said to be ‘truly Gregor’. Due to the hard work and dedication of Debbie and her tutors, Kingston Maurward College is delighted to be welcoming Gregor Lersch to hold a demonstration to students and florists next Monday

International Master Florist Gregor Lersch to Demonstrate in Dorset

Floristry is a creative and innovative career, with many diverse avenues to explore. Kingston Maurward College recognises this and has a growing suite of floristry courses to accommodate demand – the newest of which has been an instant success. New monthly Innovation Workshops have been initiated to give advanced level students the opportunity to network and freely create floral designs within a design studio environment. One of this year’s students set herself an additional project of organising a visit from international floral

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Mascot Meets and Greets at College

As part of National Air Ambulance Week the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance was hoping to fly in to Kingston Maurward College but due to a last minute call out, Dasher the mascot stepped in to the breach - much to the delight of the students and Principal Clare Davison! On call for twelve hours a day, the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance takes part in hundreds of emergencies each year – a total of nearly 10,000 missions since its launch

Futurum Secures Sustainable Solar Systems at School and Science Centre

Dorchester’s renewable energy technology experts Futurum Ltd hosted an event at Kingston Maurward showcasing the installation of two solar systems on the College’s Animal Sciences building – the Coneygar Centre – and also the brand new Dorset Studio School building which was completed for the start of the new academic year. Local businesses, staff and students studying the Level 1 Diploma in Construction Skills were invited to the breakfast event where there was an opportunity to view the two roof solar

Enrolment Week

Despite the terrible weather, we are open for enrolment this week! If you are stuck in traffic or running late due to the flooding in the local area, please do not worry, we will still be here to welcome you and enrol you as a student for this September. The Enrolment Team

Singer Start Up Student Bursary

Association of Singer Car Owners (ASCO) club members have started up a generous bursary fund – the George Singer Memorial Fund - for the sole purpose of helping worthy students at Kingston Maurward College. Singer & Co was founded in 1875 manufacturing high quality bicycles. This evolved into motorcycles and ultimately car manufacture in 1904. The company was eventually bought by Chrysler and the Rootes group in 1970. The Singer club has formed

End of Year Gift from Mole Valley Country Stores

Kingston Maurward’s close relationship with Mole Valley Country Stores has been marked with an end of year gift from the retail chain to the College. Dorchester store Manager, Sue Langford, presented a two-part Dog encyclopedia - contributed by leading pet food manufacturer – Royal Canin – to Principal Clare Davison for the College’s Learning Resources Centre. The glossy hard backed books detail hundreds of dog breeds illustrated with stunning photographs. Sue said: “We wanted to present the books to an organisation that

Mucky Business raises money for Air Ambulance

Kingston Maurward Agriculture students have raised more than £2,200 for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance in this year’s Muckathon – the College’s annual muckspreading charity challenge. The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture students are tasked to spread, plough and cultivate 55 acres of land over two days using machinery and equipment kindly loaned by agricultural dealers, contractors, farmers and the College. The competition, in its thirteenth year, is embraced by the students every year to raise funds leading up to the

Success for students in Fifth NFU Agricultural Student of the Year competition

The fifth year of the celebrated NFU Agricultural Student of the Year Competition at Kingston Maurward College resulted in a unanimous win for eighteen year old Alistair Bye. The Award was initiated in 2011 by the NFU in conjunction with C&O Tractors Ltd and New Holland, who wanted to support a credible accreditation that would aid young farmers in their future careers. The fifteen participating students, all studying the second year Level 3 Extended National Diploma in Agriculture, competed against one another