Kingston Maurward Awarded Best National Pet Month Educational Establishment Event

Kingston Maurward College has just been named the winner of the National Pet Month’s ‘Best Educational Establishment Event for 2015’ an accolade the College has achieved for the third year running.

Kingston Maurward College has celebrated National Pet Month in style as it has in recent years with its annual Animal Festival Day in the spring celebrating ‘all things animal’.

Run mainly by students, hundreds of people came to take part in the fun activity-packed day last May to get advice about animals and to raise money for local charities including mission rabies, Hounds for heroes.

Head Animal Conservation and Welfare technician Christine Rolfe said: “Everyone in the Animal Care and Welfare academy is delighted and pleased that we have won again…everyone worked really hard at the event to show best practice in animal welfare, as well as putting on an excellent family day out.”

Student Daisy Stewart said: “Winning this competition gives us recognition for all the hard work we put in last year – it’s an important event for us to be able to help people and offer advice about animals, and for visitors to get some hands on experience. And we’re hoping this year’s event will be even better!”

This year’s Animal festival will take place on Sunday 8th May at Kingston Maurward – see kmc.ac.uk/gardens/ for more information. For more details about National Pet Month go to: nationalpetmonth.org.uk

Kingston Maurward College, Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Talking to the animals: L-R: Animal Conservation & Welfare Students: Sadie Wadham and Daisy Stewart, Tutor Christine Rolfe, and Head of department Aart Noordijk, apprentice Lewis Betteridge-Pollock and students Kim Cummings, Emily Jellett and Grace Harwood.

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