Derby College's residential accommodation for students who live at the Broomfield Hall campus has again been praised by Ofsted inspectors and graded 'outstanding'. Ofsted Inspectors visited last month – scrutinising the overall experiences and progress of young people, how well they are helped and protected and the effectiveness of leaders and managers.
All areas were given the top rating – echoing the 'Outstanding' grades that the College's residential accommodation received at the previous inspection in October 2014.
Animal Care learners at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall will mark National Hedgehog Week with the release of four animals back into the wild on Tuesday May 8.
The four hedgehogs have spent the winter at Broomfield Hall being cared for by the students. Having now increased in weight and health, they are ready to be released.
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.
Visitors to Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus in Morley on Sunday March 18 between 11am and 3pm will have the chance to meet the new-born lambs and other animals who are cared for by students at the College.
Broomfield Hall's working farm and animal unit will be open throughout the day where visitors can see a wide range of resident animals and exotic species from the new wallabies to reptiles.
Visitors to Derby College's Broomfield Hall in Morley this Sunday (December 10) will get their first glimpse of the latest arrivals at the Animal Unit – a pair of Wallabies.
The five-year-old male and 20-month-old female have just arrived from a UK zoo and are housed in a special enclosure which has been built by staff and students at Broomfield Hall.
The Animal Unit at Derby College's Broomfield Hall in Morley will be getting visitors into the Christmas mood on Sunday December 10th with a Festive Open Day between 10am and 4pm.
Youngsters will be able to join students and staff to feed the meerkats, goats and alpacas. There will also be the opportunity to get hands on and handle some of the animals.
The Animal Unit at Derby College's Broomfield Hall in Morley will be getting visitors into the Halloween mood on Saturday 21st October with the chance to get up close and personal with some of the creepy crawlies who are looked after by students there.
Millipedes, cockroaches and sun beetles will be just some of the insects that visitors can handle at the family open day between 10am and 4pm as well as some of the reptiles who are resident in the animal unit with special sessions on how to care for them at home.
Derby College has expanded its residential accommodation offer to enable students from further afield to live at the Broomfield Hall campus in Morley seven days a week in term time.
The accommodation, which has an 'Outstanding' rating from Ofsted, is currently available Sunday evenings to Friday for students aged 16 and above.
Derby College's Broomfield Hall has topped the Landex UK league tables for student achievements at colleges who are part of the national organisation and offer land-based study programmes.
Broomfield Hall near Morley is one of 39 Landex land-based colleges in the UK and offers a wide range of land-based programmes including Agriculture, Arboriculture, Animal Care, Countryside Management, Equine, Floristry and Horticulture.
Horticulture staff and students at Derby College have won an award for the second year running at the prestigious BBC Gardeners World Live show at the NEC.
The team, based at the College's Broomfield Hall land-based campus, again teamed up with the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Derby and District Group to design and build an entry for BBC Gardener's World Live 2017 – following their resounding success in last year's show.