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Myerscough works towards becoming diversity leader

Posted on Wednesday 21 January 2015

Myerscough College is pledging to become a leading provider in equality, diversity and inclusion in the education sector.

The ‘Investors In Diversity’ quality mark is awarded to establishments who strive to improve Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) practices within their organisation. Myerscough achieved the prestigious stage 1 award last summer after months of hard .. read more

Hedgelaying competition once again a success

Posted on Wednesday 14 January 2015

The annual Wyre & Myerscough Hedgelaying competition was once again a big success at the weekend (Saturday, January 10th).

The event, which forms part of the Lancashire and Westmorland Hedgelaying Association’s Grand Prix of competitions, was held once at the Millenium Green in Garstang. This year, 18 competitors, including some former Myerscough students, took pa .. read more

Matthew beats odds to gallop to equine qualification

Posted on Wednesday 14 January 2015

A Myerscough College apprentice has beaten the odds to gain an impressive equine qualification despite suffering from a serious condition from birth.

Matthew Armistead was born with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, a condition that affects the physical and mental development of unborn babies. Matthew has always had a love of horses and jumped at the chance to undertake an SASE Apprenticeship i .. read more

Basketball student reflects on England selection

Posted on Friday 09 January 2015

A Myerscough College basketball student is aiming for further honours after being handed national selection recently.

Alex Roberts represented England U18s at the recent Haris Tournament – an annual memorial event at the Amaechi Basketball Centre in Manchester. The 17-year-old, who is on the Level 3 Basketball Studies programme, put together some outstanding performances as Engl .. read more

Call-ups for rugby and basketball students

Posted on Tuesday 06 January 2015

Two Myerscough College rugby students have been selected for the North of England.

First XV captain, Joe Duffy, and Jack Conteh have made the North U18 squad after impressing during an Assessment Day in which the best young players from the region were invited along for trials.

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Algarve warm weather camp for Myerscough golfers

Posted on Monday 05 January 2015

A select group of Myerscough College golf students are beginning their preparation for the 2015 season at a warm weather training camp in Portugal this week.

The squad have headed to the excellent facilities at the Vilamoura Resort for a week of intense training. The development camp plays a large part in the college’s winter provision, in preparation for a hectic year of compet .. read more

Myerscough College bridge the skills gap

Posted on Friday 02 January 2015

Myerscough College has helped another local company as part of a new initiative to provide free, high quality training to businesses across Lancashire.

The college is a major partner in a £5.6m programme to provide support for almost 4,000 staff working in small-medium size businesses across the county. The Lancashire Skills Support for the Workforce (LSS) scheme is run by the C .. read more

Turf Skills all wrapped up at The Toffees

Posted on Monday 29 December 2014

The number of football clubs choosing Myerscough College as the delivery partner for Sportsturf training continues to grow with more and more switching on to the benefits of our flexible workbased model of delivery and increasing use of technology.

We recently caught up with Workbased tutor, Neil Gravener, on a visit to Premier League Everton FC's impressive Finch Farm Training complex .. read more

Travel scholarships for young farmers and horticulturalists up for grabs

Posted on Wednesday 17 December 2014

Thousands of pounds are once again available thanks to an annual travel scholarship for young people involved in agriculture and horticulture.

Now in its seventh year, the fund, set up by the Lancaster and Morecambe Agriculture & Horticultural Society Trustees in conjunction with Norbreck Genetics Ltd, encourages young farmers and horticulturalists to study or explore business idea .. read more

Myerscough take part in festive fundraisers

Posted on Tuesday 16 December 2014

Myerscough College staff and students have taken part in a number of charity events in the run up to Christmas.

The college raised money for Save The Children after participating in Christmas Jumper Day last week. This involved staff and students donning their favourite festive jumpers and donating to the charity to do so. People can still donate by texting TEAMMYERSCO to 70050 to give £2.

Myerscough also took part in Rock FM’s Cash for K .. read more

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