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Record numbers at SRUC Elmwood Open Day

SRUC Elmwood Campus opened its doors again to the local community at their annual free family fun day on Sunday 14 May.  The event saw numbers reaching well over 400, with many visitors  reaching for the sun tan lotion and ice cream!

The campus came alive with music and competitions from the Kingdom FM roadshow, while the beautiful grounds provided the perfect backdrop for activities ranging from the NC Conservation class’s scavenger hunt, pond dipping, naughty exhibitors competition, bouncy castle and a street football game provided by Police Scotland.  Course information was also readily available with 31 enquiries and three tours of the campus and residence.

Dancers at SRUC Elmwood dancing on the front lawn

Dancers from the Yvonne Gray Dance Studio put on a sterling performance on the front lawn.

The hospitality section provided a barbeque, tea, coffee and cakes as well as cookery demonstrations and tastings.

The plant sale which is located over at the horticultural unit is always a big draw for the local community with many visitors watching the hanging basket demonstrations and making their own pallet gardens.  Visitors could also enjoy a number of craft stalls from local artists and Police Scotland offered advice on how to keep your cards safe when using ATM machines.

SRUC Horticulture plant sale

The Horticulture unit at SRUC Elmwood provide a plant sale every year which is always a raging success with locals.

The Campus was very well supported by local community with representatives from The Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry, Fife Bonsai Society, Castlehill Primary School, Scottish Fire Service, the National Trust for Scotland and the Yvonne Gray Dance Studio, who choreographed a range of dances on the front lawn.

Des Martin, SRUC Learning Resources Manager added:

“We were  delighted to see such a large turnout on the day. Big thanks to all the staff and exhibitors who made it possible. Elmwood Campus is still open for business.”

Ann Wood, Senior Tutor at Elmwood Campus commented,

“It was great to see so many people from the local community supporting our open day. There was a great deal of interest in our facilities and our courses. The glorious weather, our fantastic gardens and grounds and the many activities organised by our students and staff made the day a very memorable one. I look forward to more of the same for next year. “

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