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Brinsbury College shone at the recent  South  of  England  Show, with multiple top prizes bestowed upon students and staff.

Students from the college took first place for their show garden – called ‘Edimental’, reflecting its design which showcased a perfect blend between the edible and ornamental. 
Horticulture students were set a brief of creating an environmentally friendly garden within a strict budget  of  £1,000, and they worked with construction, arboriculture and blacksmithing students at Brinsbury to create a beautiful garden. 
Jim Alison, horticulture lecturer at Brinsbury College, oversaw the project, which included a vegetable and herb garden, as well as a habitat for pollinating insects. 
Alongside the show garden, the college also won the prize for the best trade stand at the show – recognising Brinsbury’s efforts to showcase every aspect of the college. 
There was more ‘eggscellence’ for Brinsbury’s animal centre, who won multiple prizes for their eggs – with three first, second and third places (for plates of three and six goose eggs, as well as their single goose egg). They also took second place for the best single duck egg. 
And the college milked more success with various prizes for the dairy herd, including firsts in the 146 Ayrshire Class and 173 Any Other Dairy Class for Brinsbury Focus Baroness and Brinsbury Millicent. 
Sally Challis-Manning MBE, Principal of Brinsbury College, said: “I am so proud of the Brinsbury College family for their achievements at the South of England Show. 
“Every year the team goes above and beyond to celebrate and showcase Brinsbury in all of its glory as a first-class land-based college. 
“This was a true collaboration across the whole college community, with students and staff coming together to cultivate a breath-taking show garden and interactive stand for visitors. 
“Congratulations to everyone involved.”