'Perfect moment' wins Rugby family first prize in coveted spring lambing photography competition - The Rugby Observer

'Perfect moment' wins Rugby family first prize in coveted spring lambing photography competition

Rugby Editorial 5th Jun, 2024 Updated: 5th Jun, 2024   0

A ‘PERFECT moment’ was captured on camera by a Rugby family, earning them the first prize in a coveted spring lambing photography competition.

The Reed family were among the more than 3,000 visitors to Moreton Morrell College, part of WCG (Warwickshire College Group), for its popular Lambing and Animals Weekend.

Mum Laura, dad Tom and their three children Olive, Henry and Freddie attended the event last month at the college’s Nethermorton Farm for a third successive year.

The winning photo captured the ‘perfect’ moment Olive gave a lamb a little kiss on the head.

Olive, who is two years old and was already experiencing her third lambing event, was cuddling a new born lamb when Laura saw the opportunity to capture a heartwarming photo.

Visitors were encouraged to share their best photos on social media to be in with the chance of winning a prize.

Laura submitted her photo and it was selected by the college as the winning entry for this year’s competition.

The family returned to the college to collect their prize, which included a canvas print of the winning photograph and a hamper filled with an assortment of honey, fruit juices, fudge, cookies and more from Pershore College, also part of WCG.

Laura said: “It was really exciting to win the photography competition this year and we have already put the canvas photo on Olive’s bedroom wall.

“The photo happened when I noticed that Olive was cuddling one of the lambs. We caught the perfect moment that she gave the lamb a little kiss on the head.

“It was the third year we had been to the event – the first time we brought Olive along she was only a baby. Olive loves animals and it’s the perfect event for her.

“It’s great for the boys too to get the chance to visit a real-life farm and learn about agriculture. My eldest son Henry is interested in animals, wildlife and conservation. Who knows, one day he might be coming back here as a student.

“We’re looking forward to coming back again to the event again for another year.”

Farm Manager Daniel Hale presented the family with their prize.

He said: “Every year we get some lovely submissions to our photography competition, and that was the case again this year.

“Laura and Olive’s submission stood out from the crowd as it captured a really natural moment with a lamb, a special moment which is exactly what our lambing weekend is all about.

“We’re already planning next year’s lambing event and will be bringing it back again in 2025.”

WCG’s Lambing and Animals Weekend will return to Moreton Morrell College next April.


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