Tutor mucks in for long haul

MUCK and magic and plenty of sheep will keep Adam Paul busy this year as he becomes one of the longest-serving lecturers at a Suffolk college.Mr Paul is starting his 33rd year as a part-time tutor at the Otley campus - and looking forward to imparting new skills to his students on the college's leisure learning programme.

MUCK and magic and plenty of sheep will keep Adam Paul busy this year as he becomes one of the longest-serving lecturers at a Suffolk college.

Mr Paul is starting his 33rd year as a part-time tutor at the Otley campus - and looking forward to imparting new skills to his students on the college's leisure learning programme.

He started his Otley career as the head of horticulture in 1975 and went onto teach organic courses at the college back in the late 80s.

He also helped create a Victorian Garden for Otley that won a bronze medal at the Chelsea Flower Show in the 90s.


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Mr Paul - thanks to being fluent in Italian - has also been a popular member of the college's European team as a translator.

He said: “I have seen Otley change tremendously over the years, yet the one thing that has remained constant is that the college has always provided the local community with an array of different learning opportunities.

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“I think that as a teacher, you have to have enthusiasm for the subject you teach and be willing to pick up new skills along the way.

“I am delighted to have reached the landmark of being one of Otley's longest serving part-time lecturers and hope to be associated with the college for many more years to come.”

Mr Paul will be teaching courses called muck and magic, sheep for smallholders, and pruning.

Curriculum administrator Teresa Smy, paid tribute to Mr Paul's service.

“We are grateful to Adam for all his hard work. His experience and wisdom have been a valuable asset to the college and his knowledge of the subjects he teaches is second to none,” she said.

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