Reaseheath principal hails 'best ever' family festival

Daniel Naprous from The Devil’s Horsemen performs with the Lloyds TSB black stallion Dante

Daniel Naprous from The Devil’s Horsemen performs with the Lloyds TSB black stallion Dante

First published in News

BUMPER crowds flocked to Reaseheath College on Sunday to join in the college’s annual Family Festival.

Thousands of visitors spent the day at the college’s Nantwich campus, enjoying the warm sunshine and carnival atmosphere.

Headline acts included a daring display of trick riding by The Devil’s Horsemen stunt team and displays by Titan, a giant robot whose latest appearances include the opening of the Winter Olympics at Sochi.

Principal Meredydd David said: “Once again the Reaseheath team delivered a fabulous family festival for thousands of people.

“In my opinion it was the best ever festival and a phenomenal success, allowing our visitors to celebrate with us what’s best about Reaseheath.

“As well as being a shop window for the skills of our students, the festival also makes a fantastic contribution to our local community and has become a not to be missed event for many people.”

Families also had the chance to see a replica of Bloodhound SSC, the supersonic car which will attempt a 1,000mph land speed record in 2016.

Another world record was attempted during the day when 300 visitors got down on Reaseheath’s lawn to Oops Upside Your Head, which adjudicators are considering for a place in the Guiness Book of Records.

Reaseheath Food Centre putting on a First World War field kitchen and displays by North Staffordshire Military Vehicle Trust and Cheshire Land Rover Club. The Devil’s Horsemen team brought an original WW1 canteen carriage, which was paraded round the college grounds pulled by two draft horses.

Other highlights included a calf show which was won by agriculture student Becky Harper with fellow student Harley Sneyd as reserve champion.

Elsewhere, Families enjoyed sheep shearing, a farmers’ and craft market, student horse riding displays, tours of the college’s zoo, a fun dog show, archery, a climbing wall and high ropes course, a tea garden and demonstrations ranging from tree climbing and chainsaw use to butchery and cheese making.

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