College Lecture Demo Boosts ILPH Funds
an extremely successful Piggy French lecture demo organised by Easton
College students in Norfolk, the ILPH has received a cheque for
Photo L to R Hilary Francois, Easton College Course Tutor hands
Michelle Thornton ILPH Hall Farm Manager a cheque for £1,579
proceeds from a Piggy French lecture demo while Lynsey Platten,
Easton Colleg groom holds ILPH Barney. The other mini shetland is
part of the Event Management module of their National Diploma in
Horse Management, 12 students from Easton College, Norfolk, ably
assisted by course tutor Hilary Francois and groom Lyndsey Platten,
had to plan, organise and run a fundraising event.
chose to organise a lecture demo with rising star event rider, Piggy
French. ILPH Hall Farm, Snetterton, Norfolk was chosen as the venue
firstly because it has such excellent facilities and secondly because
it was felt that the students would learn more from having to liaise
directly with an outside organisation in a realistic environment.
evening was extremely popular and attracted 230 spectators. Piggy
gave an excellent insight into her horses and training methods and
the evening was a great success thanks the students' effective teamwork,
careful planning and hard work.
Thornton, ILPH Hall Farm Centre Manager comments, "Thanks to
the huge effort that the students put into this event they managed
to raise a substantial amount of money for the ILPH, for which we
are very grateful. They were a pleasure to work with and I was very
impressed with their hard work and dedication. If this event is
an example of their professionalism, then I certainly look forward
to future working with the College."
Comments Hilary Francois, Easton College Course Tutor, "I felt
that it was important to offer the students a significant challenge.
In doing so we were able to give them a chance to practice a vocational
skill by taking it out of the classroom and textbooks and making
it a real event.
all colleges allowed for realistic studies, as we do at Easton college,
then students would be able to promote their strengths, while building
on their weaknesses."
students would like to thank the ILPH, Piggy French and everybody
who supported the event.