GCSE Agriculture and Land Use teachers from schools across Northern Ireland at a one day support event at Greenmount Campus
February 14, 2017

Brilliant Day had by Teachers at CAFRE’s Greenmount Campus

CAFRE in partnership with CCEA recently hosted GCSE Agriculture and Land Use teachers from schools across Northern Ireland at a one day support event at Greenmount Campus.

Edith Finlay, Education Manager for CCEA welcomed the group to the event and said how pleased she was to work alongside Greenmount Campus staff to deliver an excellent support day for teachers. She then handed over to CAFRE Recruitment Manager Kenneth Johnston to outline the programme for the day. The topics covered included the importance of animal welfare in livestock production to the consumer, the use of technology in crop production to reduce costs of production and disease prevention strategies on a livestock farm.

The topics were delivered at the excellent facilities at the Greenmount Dairy Centre in the morning and after lunch there was discussion on examination performance and a Q and A session.

Feedback from teachers following the event was extremely positive. David Morris, Head of Biology at Portadown College, commented that it was “a unique opportunity to learn about a range of highly relevant subjects and also stated how pleased he had been to meet up with one of his former GCSE Agriculture and Land Use pupils Adam Smyth who is currently a first year student on the Extended Diploma in Agriculture at Greenmount ”.

To find out about the great range of CAFRE agriculture courses visit the College website www.cafre.ac.uk , facebook page www.facebook.com/discoverCAFRE or come along to the next Open Day at Greenmount Campus on Wednesday 5 April 2017 from 3.00-8.00 pm.

Teachers listen intently to one of the topics covered at the recent “Agriculture and Land Use” Event at Greenmount Campus.

Teachers listen intently to one of the topics covered at the recent “Agriculture and Land Use” Event at Greenmount Campus.

David Morris, Head of Biology, at Portadown College pictured at the “Agriculture and Land Use” Event at Greenmount Campus along with former pupil Adam Smyth.

David Morris, Head of Biology, at Portadown College pictured at the “Agriculture and Land Use” Event at Greenmount Campus along with former pupil Adam Smyth.

 

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