Monday 25 June 2012

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Trethorne Evening

The British weather caused plans to change last Thursday, resulting in Launceston YFC and Callington YFC having a joint evening at Trethorne Leisure Farm. 

Both clubs enjoyed indoor games and everyone finished on the popular dodgems track! A good time was enjoyed by all. 

Monday 18 June 2012

Visit to Looe Lifeboat Station

Last Thursday, Launceston Young Farmers had an extremely interesting visit to Looe Lifeboat Station. Three volunteers from the RNLI gave the club a tour of the new boathouse (situated on the east side of the river) and showed members a video to highlight some of the important aspects of history within the RNLI. The video also allowed the club to gain a clear understanding of the courageous work that the search and rescue men and women do.

Members were given the opportunity to climb into the lifeboats and explore the extensive technology that is used as an integral part of their work, saving the lives of people at sea.

The evening allowed the club to see the vital importance of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, with the bravery and expertise of the workers resulting in a large number of lives being saved every year.

Royal Cornwall Show

The talent of Young Farmers from across Cornwall shone through at the Royal Cornwall Show this year. The theme of the club cubicles this year was ‘Queen Elizabeth II- 60 ‘Diamond’ Years’ and the standard demonstrated by every club was extremely high. Three of Launceston’s individual handicraft items, a handmade quilt (Jess Brookham), portraits of the 12 prime ministers in the Queen’s reign (Oliver Stephens) and a Horse and Carriage model (Jess and Emily Brookham) achieved full marks.

The show also included other handicraft competitions; floral arrangements, Jubilee bunting and a salt dough model (to mention a few!). Launceston produced some excellent quality items and won this section overall.

On Saturday some members from Launceston took part in the Stock Judging competition, with Claire Butter winning the Lamb class and achieving second place in the Dairy. Tamsyn Bartlett and Dan Batten achieved equal second place and Tom Merritt came fifth in the Lamb Judging. Tom Merritt came third and Tamsyn forth in the Senior Dairy section. Becky Vine came first in the Junior Beef class and third in the Junior Dairy. Well done to Claire, Becky, Tom, Dan and Tamsyn for their performances in this competitive competition.

Saturday afternoon saw clubs re-enact performances from the Royal Variety Show. Dan Batten, Oliver Stephens and Tom Merritt’s singing and dancing abilities could have been from the original Billy Elliot and their show stopping talent won them first place!

A lot of hard work went into the competitions at the Royal Cornwall Show. Launceston Young Farmers gained first place overall- an excellent achievement of which they are extremely proud. Well done to everyone for their contributions.

Friday 1 June 2012

Royal Cornwall Show Preparation

Yesterday the club spent the evening completing the final touches for this year’s Royal Cornwall Show Cubicle, which is themed ‘The Queen’s Diamond 60 years’. The work of Cornwall Young Farmers members will be on display in the Young Farmers tent at the show, so please come along and have a look!

Cornwall YFC Competitions Day

The sun shone for Cornwall Young Farmers on Saturday 26th May at Penvercoe Farm, Bodmin, as the summer season of competitions began. Members of Launceston Young Farmers performed extremely well, resulting in them achieving second place overall. The cookery team of Charlotte, Jess and Aaron produced a delicious four course meal to take third place. A cubicle exhibit, with an Olympic theme, involved items of cookery, a collage and decorated cake, gained first place in a very high standard of competition.

Becky Vine performed extremely well to the win the Junior Stockjudging competition; she will now go onto the Southern competition round at the end of June to represent Cornwall. Claire Butter, Tamsyn Bartlett and Tom Merritt took part in the Senior Stockjudging and Carcase Judging competitions, with Claire gaining first place in both the lamb and beef carcase judging.

The evening finished with Tug Of War where Launceston’s team came third- a brilliant achievement as this is the first time the team have pulled in a competition.

Well done to everyone who participated throughout the day!