This Farming Life

272 TUTOR: Sid Vincent

This course provides a fascinating insight into agriculture in the Wiltshire countryside. Over the week, you will gain a greater understanding of farming life and aspects of animal husbandry, such as healthcare and management. You will enjoy hands-on experience with a range of livestock, including pigs, sheep, goats and cattle, ranging from organic, commercial and pedigree herds. In addition to introducing you to local stock breeders, your tutor will guide you on visits around a livestock auction and a butcher's shop.

2 AM
AM course

Course Notes

No equipment is necessary but please ensure that you have comfortable shoes and appropriate wet weather gear (just in case)!

Course Tutor

Sid Vincent

Sid Vincent

About Sid

Sid has been a tutor at Summer School for over thirty years, he has been teaching the On Target Course to children and Adults in the last five years and the Small Holders course for last two years. On Thursday evenings Sid takes a group of Summer School customers on a Savernake Safari to look for deer and other wildlife in the Forest. Sid began working life as a gamekeeper and later joined The Wiltshire Constabulary where he was a front line officer for thirty years retiring in 2005. Since retiring he has become a deer manager, sheep shearer, a shooting instructor and a personal protection officer then back to being a gamekeeper.

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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul

WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul

WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul

WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM