The well attended annual prize day for land-based students of the Carmarthenshire College – Coleg Sir Gâr – took place recently at the Ffos Las racecourse facility.

After introductions from David Davies, curriculum head, and Christine Edwards, faculty director, detailed student reports were presented by Georgia Davies – animal management, Hannah Langston – equine, Thomas Mathias – agricultural engineering, and Hannah Rees – agriculture.

After being warmly welcomed by principal Barry Liles an address was given by a well known local personality, Aled Jones, assistant chief executive of the Royal Welsh Show, this being the year when Carmarthenshire is to be the featured county.

Faculty awards for the best agricultural students were taken up by Rosanna Rees, Tenby; Ria Pratty, Pembroke Dock, and Samantha West, Neath, and a prize for the best student within work based learning went to Harry Gray, Hayscastle.

Recipients of special awards for Carmarthenshire students included Anwen Jones, Pencader –agriculture; Matthew Roach, Gorslas – agricultural engineering; Lisa Ann James, Penygroes – equine studies, and Coron Neal, Llansawel – animal studies.



Level 2, certificate – Owen Phillips, Capel Dewi. BTEC – Poppy Emerick, Ammanford and Ifor Thomas, Llanddeusant. Bilingual group – Kyle Williams, Narberth and Rachel Perry, Gwynfe. Welsh Medium group – Rebecca John, Haverfordwest and Aled Daniels, Felingwm. Endeavour – Cameron Morgan – Beattie, Swansea and Hannah Rees, Bethlehem. Practical – Richard Dart, Brechfa. Full time student – Ceulan Neal, Llandeilo. Forestry – Connor Green, Swansea. Environment and Conservation – Jordan Burrow, Llanelli, and Jordan Birrell, Aberdare. Degrees in Agriculture – Luke Duggins, Furnace and Eurgan Llewellyn, Llandybie. First year – Elgan Thomas, Five Roads. Second Year – Hannah Wright, Swansea. Third year – Katie Court, Swansea, and Owain Davies, Pencader. Apprentice – Joe Morris, Pembroke. Learner of the Year, Level 2 – Morgan Evans, Llanrhidian. Level 3 – Thomas Bailey, Hengoed. Powys prize – Ben Davies, Builth Wells.


Level 2 – Spencer Jones, Abergwili. Practical achievement – Matthew Roach, Gorslas. Rural level – Dylan Harries, Kidwelly. Level 3, land based development and project – Thomas Mathias, St Brides. Apprentice – Dan Griffiths, Bancyfelin. Land based technology, diplomas – Jordan Hill, Pembroke Dock, Tomos Evans, Llanybydder, and Sam Davies, Narberth. Endeavour – Cai Owen, Narberth.


Level 3, diploma – Faye North, Llanelli. Dedicated student – Sophie Jones, Kidwelly. Best rider – Katie Widlake, Llwynhendy. Competitive – Rhianedd Oxenham, Llandybie. Level 2, diploma – Isabelle Woodhouse, Milford Haven. Practical student – Jodie Thomas, Penygroes. Work based learning – Madeline Robinson. Apprentice – Jessica Smith, Swansea. British Horse Society awards – Amy Poppe, Llandysul and Lisa Ann James, Penygroes. Stewarding – Chloe Grimshaw, Ammanford.


Animal Management, Year 1 – Rebecca Davies, Llandeilo. Year 2 – Georgia Davies, Swansea. Animal care – Michael Armstrong, Llanelli. Course prize – Olivia Caba, Llanelli. Animal studies – Zoe Allan, Llanstephan. Level 3 – Amelia May Stevenson-Jones, Llandysul. Level 2 – Callum Mainwaring, Swansea. Level 4 – Carwen Davies, Llanwrda. Animal Nursing – Allysha Lynch and Victoria Douglas, both of Carmarthen. Level 5 – Martha Griffiths, Tenby. Course prize – Janay Templeman, Swansea. Level 6 – Rosalie Newnham, Caerphilly. Exotic animals – Jade Williams, Swansea. Practical award – Tomos Hall, Llanelli. Welsh Baccalaureate award – Caitlin Morris, Llanelli. Best overall student – Coron Neal, Llansawel.


Course prizes, Level 2 theory – Lily Brook Newland, Cardigan. Level 2 practical – Beverley Kim Thomas, Pontyates. Level 3, practical – Jas Boreham, Kidwelly.