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    College enjoys farm launch, rosettes and royal visitor on day one of the show

    Easton and Otley College started their Royal Norfolk Show activities by launching a campaign called ‘farm ready students’.

    The project is looking at collaboratively linking up with the agricultural community to create a new generation of ‘work ready’ farmers.

    Next up, the college hosted a visit from Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

    She (Sophie) met up with staff members including the principal Jane Townsend and before receiving some gifts of honey from farm manager Tony Buttle and a bouquet of flowers from Lucy Harrison who studies floristry at Easton.

    Elsewhere, farming, floristry and horticultural students were aiming for awards in competitions they had entered.

    By lunchtime on day one, agricultural learners had secured five rosettes including a first place in a Red Poll livestock class.

    John Nice, from the college, said, “The Royal Norfolk Show gives us a chance to show people some of the amazing work that is being achieved by our students and staff. It’s always a great pleasure to attend.”