Student Helps Design Kingston Maurward Garden

The Horticulture Academy has planted up a border in the walled garden based on a design by a Level 3 student, Lee Morris. Lee has produced an explanation for the design which you can read below. We hope to keep this page updated with our progress on this new project. To find out more about all our Horticulture Courses, click here   Site Evaluation page 1 Site Evaluation </a> 	<no class=

Purse Passes on Paddling Success

IMG_1050Experienced paddler and outdoor instructor at Kingston Maurward College John Purse has clearly passed his love of adventure onto daughter Cora, as the pair won gold in last weekends’  River Axe senior kayak K2 class. Aged only 6, Cora braved the 5 and a half mile race through rapids and bends to complete the course in only 42 minutes. Joined by fellow college lecturer Anthony Ray and his son Will who, aged

World Book Day

Thomas Hardy walk pic 1Horticulture students celebrated World Book Day this week by re- tracing the steps that the young Thomas Hardy would have taken when he attended school in Lower Bockhampton and later in Dorchester. The celebration included a reading from Desperate Remedies where Cytherea arrived by carriage via the lime avenue at  Knapwater House, film clips of the carol singers in Under The Greenwood Tree and scenes from the

It’s Lambing Weekend!

students with Lambs   Level 3 animal management students, Gabriella Flexman, Merissa Corbridge, Shannon Walsh and Lucy Foot have just finished their first session of moving sheep and feeding lambs! Come down and meet all our new arrivals this weekend and enjoy a fun day out at the Animal Park and Gardens. The Animal Park is accredited as an Approved Conservation Farm Park by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and now boasts Portland Sheep and

Lord Knight Goes Wild

Students at Dorset Studio demonstrated their wildlife conservation skills to Lord Knight of Weymouth at his recent visit to Kingston Maurward College. The school, which is based at the Dorchester College campus, teaches vocational land-based studies to young people aged between 13 and 19 alongside traditional GCSES in maths, English and science. Since November the students have been working on a dormouse protection project. Dormice are an endangered species but still evident in Dorset which led the students embarked on ambitious project

Kingston Maurward Hosts Apprenticeship Business Breakfast with Oliver Letwin

Kingston Maurward College has welcomed MP Oliver Letwin to an Apprenticeship Business Breakfast to speak about the importance of the schemes to businesses ahead of Apprenticeship Week 9th-13th March.   During the event, which was supported by Dorchester Chamber of Commerce, local businesses were invited to enjoy a full English breakfast, an introduction from Kingston Maurward Business Training Advisor Alison Moore, and addresses from sponsors Rob Fox from Porter Dodson and Simon Hartley from Hartley's Accountants. Kingston Maurward is the training provider across

Students Make Designs on Dorchester

Our part-time Garden Design students are helping to shape Dorchester’s heritage in a college competition to redesign the defunct bowling green in the town’s Borough Gardens. The yearlong project was initiated last spring by the Friends of Borough Gardens who contacted Dorset Wildlife Trust about planting a wildflower meadow. Whilst a meadow can be a worthwhile and ecological contribution to the local environment, they can also unfortunately often become overgrown and untidy. In view of the proposed site Dorset Wildlife Trust

Primates in Parliament

animal behaviour, animal welfare, bill oddie, wild futures, kingston maurward college, dorchesterJoining MPs and celebrities, Kingston Maurward College Foundation Degree in Animal Behaviour & Welfare students travelled to parliament recently for the controversial debate against people keeping primates as pets. Organised by leading primate charity, Wild Futures, the event aimed to raise awareness of the charity’s cause and ultimately persuade Westminster that an outright ban on primate pet ownership should be enforced

Chartered Institute of Horticulture Young Horticulturist of the Year 2015 competition is launched!

banner-ptKingston Maurward College is holding a heat of the Young Horticulturists of the Year completion this term. Thirty years after the tentative beginnings of the Young Horticulturist of the Year competition (YHoY), the Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) has launched the 2015 competition. This prestigious annual competition attracts over 1,800 entrants each year and gives young horticulturists from the UK and Ireland the opportunity to compete for the Percy Thrower Travel Bursary