Newton Rigg Students head for Paris for Study Tour
Agriculture and engineering students from Newton Rigg College are getting ready to attend two of the world's most prestigious farming events in what is a "first" for the College.
Some 42 students from the College are heading to France to attend the "SIMA' event held just outside Paris, and then the Paris International Agricultural Show at Versailles.
Douglas Phillips, senior agriculture lecturer said: "These are two of the top shows in the world and it's fortunate that with their time frame and location, we're able to attend them both. It's a tremendous opportunity for our students to see the best and latest in farming, particularly as some are not from farming backgrounds and for others, it will be hugely beneficial in terms of personal development. They will all, I am sure, benefit from the increased knowledge and the experience generally."
The students spend a day touring the city then attend the SIMA event and go on to the Paris International Agricultural Show the following day. They leave Cumbria on Saturday 23 February and return on Wednesday 27 February.