Pupils get a taster of rural campus

Clu22telford9.jpg Wheelbarrow fun . . . Cameron Barrow (16) of Whanganui pushes Ollie Taylor (17) of Kings High around in a wheelbarrow during one of the games at the farmarama fun afternoon the students held at Telford during their taster camp there last week. PHOTO: JANICE BROCKETT


Tutors atthe Southern Institute of Technology Telford campus capped off their latest on›site taster camp last Friday with a fun›filled afternoon of team› building exercises.

The week›long accommodated camp allows high school pupils from around the country, keen on careers in the farming industry, the chance to sample the many training opportunities available through the variety of industry›based agricultural educational programmes offered at the campus.

This time a large group of 20 girls and 12 boys tried their hands at many different aspects of the farming industry.

Coming from all over the country, they had many different reasons for attending the week› long course.

Cameron Barrow, of Whanganui, whose brother and father had attended Telford previously, said he had enjoyed the wide range of training opportunities offered, while Janine Rawiri, of Invercargill, said she had also enjoyed the taster course.