Students from Bishop Burton College successfully completed a gruelling 24-hour plough challenge to help raise awareness and much needed funds for R.A.B.I. on 2 October.
The third annual challenge, which saw students from across all land-based courses take part, involved ploughing more than 35 hectares of land in just 24 hours. The land, which usually takes the College’s farm team more than three days to complete was ploughed by more than 100 students working on a shift basis, with a team of just seven working tirelessly through the night.
Course Manager Helen Martin said: “The annual plough-a-thon is a great way for new students to meet their peers, learn about working as a team and help to develop some core practical skills that act as the foundation for a promising career in agriculture. It also offers us a chance to highlight the important work that R.A.B.I. does for those working in agriculture, whilst helping students to achieve a highly sought after volunteering qualification.”
Student, Oliver Chapman commented: “This 24 hour plough has been brilliant – we have all worked together and learned about different soil, as well as helping to improve our ploughing skills!” The students have raised more than £500!