LRAC open day showcased courses and activities

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An open day at The Lincolnshire Rural Activities Centre (LRAC) showcased the many different and varied activities that go on at the Grimsby Institute’s centre for landbased provision on the outskirts of Louth.

The centre offers a range of courses including Horticulture, Conservation, Horse Care and Small Animal Care while also providing specialist provision for learners with lifelong learning difficulties.

During the event Horticulture and Conservation courses were showcased with a display and sale of plants and vegetables.

Animal Care demonstrated their multitude of talents with a Companion Dog Show, that was very well supported by over 120 entrants in the different classes, and a display from the widely renowned Dog Grooming staff and students from the Institute.

David Smith, Centre Manager for Lincolnshire Rural Activities Centre, said: “We have such a fantastic range of hands-on courses here at LRAC that we wanted to open our doors and show everyone what an inspiring place the Centre is to work and learn.

“Everyone had such a great time during the event and hopefully this might have inspired some of the local young people and families to see how rewarding and fulfilling a career in a Landbased industry can be.”

Grimsby Institute uses the equestrian centre at LRAC to run their popular Horse Care courses as well as playing host to a variety of external clubs and societie. These different activities were displayed in the Centre’s indoor arena. These included Carriage and Scurry Driving, Pony Club Games, Riding for the Disabled and Show Jumping.

All of the staff and students at Lincolnshire Rural Activities Centre would like to thank all of the visitors who supported the event and the Grimsby Institute’s Uniformed Services staff and students who directed traffic on site.

Anyone interested in the fantastic range of courses and clubs/societies on offer at Lincolnshire Rural Activites Centre can find out more by simply calling 01507 608855.