September 2015

BCA welcomes Swedish Olympic 3 day eventer and silver European team medallist, Ludwig Svennerstal

The BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture) Equine Studies team were delighted to welcome Swedish Olympic 3 day eventer and silver European team medallist Ludwig Svennerstal to the college to share his expertise and experience with staff and students on Wednesday afternoon. Multi-award winning Svennerstal spent the afternoon treating onlookers to show jump demonstrations and taught… Read more »

BCA students bring new blood to the Berkshire Show

              The Royal County of Berkshire Show will have 60 new stewards this weekend (19-20 September) thanks to a ground-breaking work experience initiative with some of our Equine, Agriculture, Media Production and Public Services students. They are being trained to join the 400-strong band of show volunteers, who ensure the… Read more »

BCA welcomes Meerkat pups to the family

        For a while now we had strong suspicions that Marlene and Boyce the Slender-tailed Meerkats (Suricata suricatta) had become parents but were remaining very secretive down in their burrow. Mating behaviour had been seen earlier in the year and the gestation period for Meerkats is around 77 days so our Animal Centre… Read more »

BCA Student takes home Silver at Sainsbury’s 2015 School Games

Aspiring GB athlete and BCA Student, Jack McDonagh, 18, from Maidenhead, took home an impressive Silver Medal after competing in the Sainsbury’s 2015 School Games for Table Tennis. The Sainsbury’s 2015 School Games is a diverse sporting event which was held from 3rd – 6th September 2015 in Manchester. The tournament simulates the experience of… Read more »