Friday 26 February 2016

Kernow martial arts

James and Ellena from Kernow Martial Arts came up to Trethorne to teach us some basic martial arts and self defence. James told us about the courses he currently runs in Cornwall and how it is important to be able to defend yourself. We had a god at kicking each other using the sponge pads, and also taught us how to get out of certain situations.

Oli being held down to the floor by James

Dung Run!

After a damp start, it was time to sell our dung that we bagged. Over 450 bags of dung were sold this year , with proceeds going to our charites of the year clic Sargent and Cornwall air ambulance. Photographer Paul Hamlyn joined us on our tounds sellinng dung taking pictures for local papers. After a busy morning, we went to the White Hart Hotel in the square for a carvery dinner.

Friday 19 February 2016

Wine and Wisdom

30 teams of quizzers packed out the town hall for this years wine and wisdom. Quiz master for the night, Simon Burden had prepared a well varied range of questions to suit everyone, with topics varying from sport to agriculture. Nibbles were available throughout, and cheese and biscuits were served after three rounds, Well done to Quite intelligent, Grandma's Guess and Fish and Chip Supper for gaining the top three places respectively, congratulations! Well done to everyone that took part, and thanks must go to Simon Burden.

Thursday 18 February 2016

Talk by Scott Mann MP

On the 18th February, we were lucky enough to have our local MP, Scott Mann talk to us at the White Hart. Members of Camelford YFC also joined us to listen to Scott talk about his past and how he got into politics. He told us how he had originally studied finance with the aim of being a banker, but after a few years he didn't like it and wanted a job outside, so chose to be a postman. He stayed in this job for 20 years before becoming the MP. He joined the local council at Wadebridge when he was just 29 to try and improve the local housing situation, and it extended from there to eventually being elected for MP. He then asked us to ask him questions about what we thought the local issues were regarding young people in rural communities. We had in depth discussions about education, badger culling, and he also told us why he thought it was better for the area if we were to leave the EU. A short business meeting was held after the talk.

Sunday 14 February 2016

Bagging dung for dung run

Around 15 members of Launceston YFC gathered at Hurdon Farm to bag dung for dung run. Around 450 bags were bagged on Sunday afternoon, ready to be delivered on the following Sunday, February 21st. Thanks to Heather Stanbury for the dung and the refreshments after.

Thursday 11 February 2016

Visit to Crediton Milling

This week, we ventured up into Devon to visit the feed mill, Crediton Milling. We were split into two groups and we went on a tour around the different buildings. Our guides explained all the different ingredients that go into the different feeds, and showed us the storage facilities of the raw materials. We were then guided through how the system works and looked at the machines working. We also looked at the loading bays where the lorrys get loaded. They get loaded in the evenings so that when the lorry drivers get there at 5am, they are all ready to go. There are 15 lorrys in total that deliver animal feed from the site on the edge of Crediton. We were also shown the control room for the mill, which has recently been upgraded to new software. Two 26" monitors and one 50" displayed everything that was going on, and they were able to show us the process in a more simple view.

Thursday 4 February 2016

Talk by Rodda's

On the 4th February, we had a talk by Mr Rodda telling us about his families dairy product business. He started with a brief introduction about the company, then showed us a video that was from a TV program filmed about them. The video showed us the history of the company and how they've grown over the years. It also said how much their religion had played a role throughout the years. After the video, Mr Rodda wanted our questions and he also showed us some old contracts and pictures. He bought along some butter, custard and creme fraiche for us to take home which was very kind of him.