Ady and Graham, who have been working in the shadiest part of the college for the last few days clearing the canal path, emerged from the shade into the sunshine to welcome our new ride on mower.
The excitement started when, along with Ali, Simon and Josh, they gathered by the Wolfsen Gate entrance to witness the arrival of our new Iseki diesel riding SBC400X SXG 15 mower, a replacement for our warn out John Deere mower.
After going through all the bits and pieces in the engine, how to start it, when to change the oil, when to service and how to adjust the height of the cutting deck, Graham got to use the mower and drive it to the machine shed. The sadness of the day came at the end, Lucy, our budding apprentice, has finished her three years of training and left us today. However, we will be meeting up in 48 hours for a drink and a send off.