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News: Basford Community Fun Day

Basford Community Fun Day

On Wednesday 5th April our Basford Campus opened its doors to the public its first ever Community Fun Day.

The event was a huge success with over 200 locals joining in a range of free activities including animal care, first aid, cake decorating, arts and crafts and football sessions with the Notts County U19 academy players.

We were also joined by Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue who were showing visitors their equipment and inspiring young people to consider future careers in the area, and EMTEC who were showing off our new fleet of Future Ready electric vehicles. 

The event has been a great way to showcase the different areas here at the college and sell what the college does as a whole. We wanted to support the local community and families with a free day out during the Easter holidays with lots of fun activities, it’s also a great opportunity to open our doors and showcase what we have to offer here at Nottingham College. 

 — Carl Ara, Head of Centre Basford Campus

Animal Science Students Ave, Savannah and Renee took time out of their Easter break to come along and share their knowledge of exotic animals with members of the public. 

Ave, Savannah and Renee with Poppy the snake.
Left to right: Ave, Savannah and Renee with Poppy the snake.

Renee said: It’s been a great opportunity to come along today and educate members of the public and animal care. Seeing children and young people get over their fear of animals such as snakes and spiders and get up-close to them has been really rewarding.”

Animal Care student with child holding a hedgehod

It’s been a fantastic opportunity to put the skills I learn here into practice. I’ve been inspired to become an animal care lecturer and would love to come back here as a lecturer one day. Having the chance to work with the public and educate them on exotic animals has been a very valuable experience. 

 — Ave, Animal Care student.

The event was organised by Sport Lecturer, Josh Bradshaw, who wanted to host an event to give back to the local community.

Joshua Bradshaw

It’s been great to get staff and students together to open our doors to the local community and showcase what we have to offer here. The event has been a success with everyone getting involved. 

 — Joshua Bradshaw, Sport Lecturer.
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  • 5th April 2023 (1:16 PM)
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