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Czech Republic Turing Scheme Project

April 24, 2024
By: Gerd Alscher

Easton College have taken students to Czech for work placement and cultural experience for three weeks.

The trip started off with a visit to Brno Agrotechnica show where the students got to see different sorts of machinery, Czech farming practices and culture.  With students bonding in their group.  Whilst back at the college the Equine students went to the college Equestrian department and learnt how practices over in Czech differ from English standards, whilst the Agricultural students were invited into classes to speak in English about the farms they work on in the UK.

They all are now situated at their work placements in Czech from working in the Bensov equine school to farming such as Robot Milking, dairy, sheep work to large scale arable.

All students met back at the weekend for site seeing trips.  We went to Prague and met our tour guide for the day visiting Old Town Square’s ancient astronomical clock to a stroll over Charles Bridge. Visiting John Lennons wall on the way to the castle soaking up the culture along the way before ending the trip with delicious local cuisine.

The next day our Agri-Equine squad kept things local to Benesov with a visit to Konopiste Castle, opting for a scenic route we hopped a small road train from Benesov village to the castle grounds.  We were led by a knowledgeable guide, they delved into the castle’s history, admiring the extensive armoury collection.

(Text by Binny Lenihan and Charlie Askew – Europea UK, pic by annigje on Pixabay)
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