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Unique Bursary to Support Glendale Student

10th July 2018

Unique Bursary to Support Glendale Student


The Glendale Agricultural Society (GAS) has today announced that the Glendale Horticultural and Industrial Society (GHIS) are offering a bursary to help support a young person within the Glendale area onto the next stage of their educational or career development.

To be considered, you must be a student of horticulture, agriculture or food, living in the Glendale area and you must also be able to help at the Glendale Show.  Anyone interested in applying should contact Jane Cook on detailing in 100 words, why they should be considered for the bursary.  Closing date for applications is 1st August 2018.

With hundreds of entries across dozens of classes, from stick dressing to sweet peas, cakes to carrots and photography to pickles, the GHIS marquee at the Glendale Show, is for so many people, the highlight of the show.  As an organisation, the GHIS realise the importance of keeping rural skills and hobbies alive and understand that to do this they need to encourage the “next generation” of makers, and growers. This is exactly what this bursary is intended to do, as Eric Moffat, who has been the Horticultural and Industry Secretary for the past 12 years, says:

“As well as the financial support for the winning candidate, we hope this will encourage younger people in the area to actively participate in horticultural and industrial activities, and of course hopefully encourage them to join the Society. We have a fantastic team who work very hard to showcase what is without a doubt one of the finest horticultural displays in Northumberland and we would very much hope that those who are recipients of the 2018 bursary will become part of this team and help us at Glendale Show on Monday 27th August”.

Nicola Pringle and Duncan Young, both local to Wooler were receivers of the bursaries awarded in 2016.  They were both absolutely thrilled with the support from the Society; Duncan used the money he received to put towards his level 12 course to pursue his long-term career dream of becoming a game keeper.

The GHIS works independently of the Glendale Agricultural Society and, in years gone by, would run their own separate events. However, in recent years, both groups can be found at the same show having decided to work together.  Active for over 100 years, Glendale Agricultural Society stages the hugely successful Glendale Show attracting over 15,000 visitors each year and has now become one of the highlights of the Northumbrian agricultural calendar.  As well as hosting the multi-award winning educational Children’s Countryside Day which this year attracted over 1650 children.