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  • 1. Sparsholt College Leisure Programme - Spring and Summer 2012 1
  • 2. With a heritage spanning nearly one hundred years, Sparsholt College is home to some of the finest facilities in the country for training in rural pursuits. These facilities are available to you to try your hand at a new skill or perhaps develop a long-held interest. The leisure programme brings together the best aspects of living in the heart of Hampshire. Connecting with the countryside around us and developing knowledge and empathy with rural life brings an extraordinary sense of wellbeing. Each area has top class facilities to enable you explore your interest and talents in a practical way. With small groups of like-minded people, our expert staff will guide and encourage you in a relaxed and friendly environment. 2
  • 3. The joy of owning and caring for animals is expressed in our understanding for their needs and welfare. These courses are designed to help you get closer to your furry friend. Course Day Duration Time Cost Backyard chickens and ducks A basic guide to keeping chickens and ducks Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £30.00 Saturday 31 March Safe Snakes Handling and caring for reptiles Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £30.00 Furry friends Handling and health checks for guinea pigs and rabbits Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £30.00 Saturday 21 April Dangerous dragons Handling and health checks for lizards Saturday 31 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £30.00 Rodent run Accommodation and enrichment for rodents Saturday 31 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £35.00 Saturday 21 April Creepy Critters Handling and caring for invertebrates Saturday 21 April Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £30.00 Dog Agility Fun and fitness with your dog on Thursday evenings Thursday 19 April 8 weeks 6.30pm - 7.30pm £95.00 First Aid for dogs and cats Saturday 25 February one day 9.30am - 4.30pm £95.00 Saturday 7 April Saturday 2 June Saturday 4 August Animal Care 3
  • 4. Course Day Duration Time Cost Introduction to fish keeping Planning and starting an aquarium at home Saturday 31 March Half day 9.30am - 12.30pm £40.00 Keeping a marine aquarium Setting up and maintaining a marine aquarium at home Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 12.30pm £40.00 Get your pond ready for summer Basic maintenance, plants and fish Saturday 21 April One day 9.30am - 3.30pm £85.00 Introduction to Fly Fishing, including fly-tying and casting Saturday 21 April Half day 9.30am - 12.30pm £45.00 Course Day Duration Time Cost Sausage making Perfecting the art of delicious sausages Saturday 25 February One day 10.00am - 4.00pm £86.00 Make your own venison burgers Creating delicious burgers from Sparsholt venison Saturday 31 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £34.00 Saturday 21 April From the field to the plate, the provenance of our food is key to flavour, welfare and keeping rural skills and traditions alive. These courses will enable you to make a connection with the produce at its freshest. Aquatics and Fishing Artisan Food Sparsholt’s National Aquatics Centre is where the industry comes to train. These courses provide practical support, insider tips and cutting- edge knowledge to bring the beauty of fish into your home. 4
  • 5. Dappled natural woodland, a fresh-water lake, inquisitive sika deer: these courses allow you to immerse yourself in the fundamentals of our natural surroundings. Course Day Duration Time Cost Moo Oink Baa: farm livestock for young and old A guided walk of cattle, pigs and sheep Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £24.00 (£12 for children) Saturday 31 March Saturday 21 April Native trees Identifying trees and their secret world Saturday 21 April Half day 9.30am - 11.30pm £30.00 Wildflowers and butterflies Identify Hampshire’s natural treasures on a guided walk Saturday 21 April Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £24.00 Managing a smallholding Planning, livestock, crops and small business management Monday 23 April Two days 9.30am - 4.30pm £175.00 Shotgun safety for adults Care and safe management of your sporting gun Wednesday 6 June Half day 1.30pm - 4.30pm £69.00 Shotgun safety for 14-16 year olds Introducing safe handling of sporting guns Wednesday 6 June Half day 9.00am - 12.00pm £69.00 Conservation and Managing the Land 5
  • 6. Course Day Duration Time Cost Horse handling Catching, leading and grooming with confidence Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £35.00 Saturday 31 March Saturday 21 April Horse Husbandry Practical skills to care for a horse Saturday 28 April One day 10.00am - 4.00pm £45.00 Lungeing horses Technique and equipment Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £35.00 Saturday 31 March Saturday 21 April Horse health Basic first aid and health Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £35.00 Saturday 31 March Saturday 21 April BHS Horse Owners Level 1 Covering the BHS syllabus and preparation for exams Saturday 3 March 3 Saturdays 10.00am - 4.00pm £185.00 BHS Horse Owners Level 1 Covering the BHS syllabus and preparation for exams Saturday 5 May 3 Saturdays 10.00am - 4.00pm £185.00 BHS Horse Owners Level 3 Covering the BHS syllabus and preparation for exams Saturday 16 June 3 Saturdays 10.00am - 4.00pm £185.00 Using Olympic-training standard facilities, our courses in horse management will enable you to develop a deeper knowledge of horses and get the most from your riding experience. Equine Centre 6
  • 7. Course Day Duration Time Cost Soft fruit and fruit tree pruning Pruning trees and soft fruits to improve yield Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £35.00 Propagation for beginners Improve your growing skills with propagation techniques Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £35.00 Hanging baskets Planting and maintaining beautiful baskets Saturday 31 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £35.00 Saturday 21 April Make a bird box for your garden Build your own bird box from local timber Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 11.30pm £35.00 Saturday 31 March Spring lawn renovation Renovate your lawn ready for summer Saturday 31 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £35.00 Saturday 21 April Lawnmower preparation for the new season Prepare your petrol lawnmower for the summer Saturday 31 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £35.00 Basic chainsaw maintenance Maintaining your chainsaw for safe and efficient use Saturday 31 March Half day 9.30am - 11.30pm £35.00 Famous as the home of Radio 4’s Gardeners’Question Time, the Potting Shed nestles quietly in the corner of the horticulture department. Covering several acres you can wander among the Hampshire collection of fruit trees, the green houses, flower beds and exotic plant house. Gardening and Horticulture 7
  • 8. Sparsholt College Countryside Day Saturday 19 May 2012 A great day out for all the family at Hampshire’s leading college for the land and environment. Come and explore the whole campus and experience each of our learning areas in action, as well as demonstrations, a wide range of local crafts and produce and find out about the courses on offer at Sparsholt College. Wessex Wedding Fayre Saturday 25 March 2012 Bringing together Hampshire’s finest wedding suppliers to make your special day. Canapés, a glass of bubbly and a gift bag for every bride. Hampshire Food Festival 1 - 30 July 2012 Celebrate local food and farming during the annual Hampshire Food Festival. With around 100 different events held across the county, there’s something for everyone. The perfect gift Gift vouchers are available for all our leisure courses, the perfect gift idea for friends and family. Call 0850 850 0916. How to book Online at www.sparsholt.ac.uk Contact: leisure@sparsholt.ac.uk 0850 850 0916 Sparsholt College Hampshire, Winchester SO21 2NF Winchester SO21 2NF 0850 850 0916 leisure@sparsholt.ac.uk www.sparsholt.ac.uk at the heart of Hampshire's rural community 8