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College is handed a royal reward

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: February 26, 2014

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STUDENTS and staff from Duchy College will meet the Queen for an Anniversary Prize presentation.

Pupils from the college's Rural Business School, based at Stoke Climsland and Rosewarne, will visit Buckingham Palace tomorrow for the ceremony.

Their award, which is given every two years, is in recognition of the work done to help promote prosperity and skills in the South West farming community.

Four Duchy College students have been invited to attend and they will get the chance to meet the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Andrew Counsell, head of Duchy College, said: "This award is evidence of the Rural Business School's significant achievements and couldn't come at a better time as Duchy College has just started work on its Future Farm plans, a £10 million investment to bring the best equipment, knowledge and support to the agriculture and land-based industries in the South West."

The Duke of Edinburgh will present a certificate, signed by the Queen, to Mr Counsell. Amarjit Basi, CEO and principal of Cornwall College, will be presented with a medal by the Queen.

Duchy College is the first land-based college in England to be awarded the 2013 Queen's Anniversary Prize.

Catherine Ede, who lives near Callington and studied for a degree in rural business management at the college, is one of the four students to attend the ceremony.

She now works as a training leader with the school's Healthy Livestock Project. She said: "I am very excited to be visiting Buckingham Palace and even in with the chance of meeting the Queen.

"I have seen first-hand all the work and dedication the staff at the Rural Business School put in."

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  • AliSand  |  February 26 2014, 8:53AM

    All I can say is wow! This fact can only mean one thing: this college is doing a great job in educating its students and as a result professionals are graduating from it. Honestly, I would want my child to study at a similar college or university as you know there are not so many good ones left and when it comes to writing some mid-term paper students usually apply to services like Term-Papers at EssayOnlineStore here http://tinyurl.com/m794xu4 for a proper assistance, but it is a completely different story

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