Horticulture students at Derby College Group’s Broomfield Hall Land-based and Leisure college are hoping to continue their winning streak at the prestigious BBC Gardeners World Live show at the NEC this summer.

The Animal Care department at Derby College Group (DCG) are inviting members of the public to help release a male hedgehog back into the wild as part of a workshop about the lives of these vulnerable creatures.

Derby College Group students will be showcasing the ewes and their newborn lambs at a special event on Sunday March 31 to celebrate Mothers’ Day.

The Broomfield college animal unit visitors loved their Valentines event

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The Animal Unit at Broomfield Hall will be getting visitors into the Halloween mood on Sunday October 28 with the chance to get up close and personal with some of the creepy crawlies who are looked after by students there.

The open day between 10am and 4pm will have a wide range of family activities.

Derby College's Broomfield Hall will hold its annual open day on Sunday June 17 between 10am and 4pm with a wide range of family-friendly activities and demonstrations by students.

There will be a number of have a go activities - including tree climbing, sports and feeding some of the animals.

Derby College Sports student Justin Taylor-Tipton (17) from West Hallam recently returned from Switzerland with a clutch more medals in Freestyle Skiing.

Justin, a former pupil at Kirk Hallam Community Academy, is studying Sports Coaching at the College's Broomfield Hall campus and spends the winter season training in Switzerland.

An Animal Care lecturer at Derby College's Broomfield Hall has won international recognition for her pioneering research into the benefits of human-animal interactions with cheetahs.

Stacey Higgs (27) from Nottingham applied to the recent World Academy Science, Engineering and Technology conference held in Singapore for permission to present her MA Anthrozoology dissertation on the controversial subject.

Derby College's Animal Unit at Broomfield Hall in Morley will be raising the profile of conservation issues around the world and closer to home as part of its open day on Sunday April 22.

Students have prepared a number of displays to highlight work that they have completed during their study programmes such as the risk to ocean species from discarded plastics. They will also share the work they have done to rehabilitate and return hedgehogs to the wild as well as conservation work completed during previous study trips to South Africa.

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