Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor is delighted to announce that John Williams from Whitford, Holywell, who is studying a Level 3 Agriculture course at the college's Glynllifon campus, won the 'Learner of the Year (20 years and under)' award at the recent Lantra Wales Environmental and Land Industries competition.

Lantra is one of the leading awarding bodies for the land-based industries in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

We are also delighted to announce that one of our alumni, David Goodchild of Llwyngwril has won the Learner of the Year award (aged 21 and over). David is now studying for a BEng (Hons) degree in Agricultural Engineering at Harper Adams University.

John Williams, in accepting the award, said.

"I always face challenges in the industry. It is essential to look at these challenges with an open mind and to work hard to overcome them. As farmers, there are many things we have not yet learned and I think no matter what age you are, a farmer should always be ready to learn. "

Esmor Wyn Hughes, Land-based Technology Course Co-ordinator, said.

"I nominated David Goodchild this year for the Lantra Wales Learner of the Year competition for a variety of reasons. He attended Land-based Engineering course here at Glynllifon at level 2 and level 3."

"His dedication and interest in the subject was evident from the outset and he always strived to complete his written and practical work to an excellent standard. He achieved and won the Glynllifon student of the year at the Awards Day in 2019."

"He took advantage of all the opportunities available on the course while he was a student here at Glynllifon. He completed short courses as well as attending educational visits to a wide range of industry-related companies, factories and shows. David had a clear plan from the start of his studies here at Glynllifon that he would go on to higher education in the field of Agricultural Engineering. He achieved this by securing a place this academic year on an Agricultural Engineering degree course at Harper Adams University."

Esmor Wyn Hughes continued 

"John is a testament to the fact that if you are willing to work hard and give one hundred percent effort and dedication to your goal you are bound to succeed. I am delighted that John was victorious this year in this competition. "

"He deserves the award for his dedication and passion for the subject. Congratulations John and good luck to you in the future from everyone at Glynllifon."

We extend our warm congratulations to John and David.

If you are interested in studying some of the agricultural courses we have on offer, then visit our website HERE Applications for September 2021 are now open.