Wednesday, 19 June 2013

What a classroom!

As classrooms go, this is one of the best - the picturesque Tywi Valley in West Wales.
A busy day which started with a talk at the QE High School in Carmarthen for Big Ideas Wales (the Welsh Government wing responsible for developing the entrepreneurial spirit in youngsters) ended with a visit to my old college in Gelli Aur in the Tywi Valley.
The college is now known as Coleg Sir Gar and is set in some of the most beautiful countryside you'll find in the UK.
I was there to give a talk to a group of agricultural and land studies students who are off to New Zealand in September as part of their education.
The group will spend two months touring New Zealand's North and South islands, visiting big farms and businesses and Welsh expats.
The students will be flying with the plush Singapore Airlines. It promises to be quite an experience as many have only just acquired their passports!
I was there to give the youngsters a pep talk on New Zealand as I have visited the country on public speaking tours.
The evening also took in a BBQ and the event was organised by David Davies, head of land-based studies at Coleg Sir Gar.