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Wiltshire College trio shoot to the top
9:06am Monday 9th September 2013 in Wiltshire
Three gamekeeping students won prizes at this summer’s Lackham Celebration of Success.
All three - William Creamer, Sam Butcher and Kieran Hale - had been studying for an Extended Diploma in Countryside Management at Wiltshire College Lackham.
William Creamer was voted Beat Captain of the Year for his ability to marshal the line on the Lackham shoot days and is now heading to the Royal Agricultural University to study for a BSc Rural Land Management.
This year’s Bright Seeds Game Management Student of the Year was Sam Butcher, who was commended for his academic and practical skills and his superb attitude to both college and professional game management.
He is now taking a gap year to work in deer management before targeting a degree in Wildlife Management in 2014.
Kieran Hale was the college's 2012/2013 Gamekeeper of the Season, voted for by both students and staff for his outstanding contribution to the Lackham College Shoot.
Guns from around the country commented on Kieran’s skills and drive to show top quality birds and he has now moved to take up a gamekeeping position in New Zealand.
Liam Stokes, Curriculum Manager for Countryside Management at Wiltshire College Lackham, said: “We are extremely proud of all of their accomplishments and we wish them the very best in the future.
"There is most certainly a bright future for the Lackham Shoot and the college’s gamekeeping programmes - the number of students starting on gamekeeping courses at Wiltshire College Lackham this month has almost doubled since this time last year.
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