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.

The first students from Derby College's new level 3 Agriculture study programme based at Broomfield Hall in Morley have secured places at university.

James Boa (18) from Borrowash and Chloe Culyer (19) from Chesterfield have both secured places at Reaseheath Agriculture College in Nantwich to study a Foundation degree in Agriculture. Bethany Rains (18) from Belper has offers from both Reaseheath and Harper Adams University in Newport and is considering her options.

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.

An Animal Care student at Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus in Morley is gearing up to compete in the International Sled Dogs Sports Federation dryland world championships in Poland this weekend (Nov 24-26).

Shauna Leigh Ward (16) from Eastwood will compete in the junior section of the event – racing with a team of four Siberian Huskies against competitors from across the world. She competes under the title known as Team Quileute named after the family's raw dog food business.

Agricultural learners at Derby College's Broomfield Hall have harvested a bumper crop of pumpkins in time for Hallowe'en.

Derby College Students Learn Skills In the Wild

Level three Countryside Management students have created two important habitats for insects and amphibians at Broomfield Hall.

Animal Care learners at Derby College's Broomfield Hall have successfully released two hedgehogs back into the wild having spent the winter looking after them.

Animal Care learners at Derby College's Broomfield Hall are preparing to release three hedgehogs back into the wild (Thursday May 5) having spent the winter looking after them.

Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus in Morley will be open to the public on Sunday April 24 where Horticulture students and lecturers will share their knowledge of how to grow a wide range of plants.

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