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Green Fingered Students Assist with Community Projects
STUDENTS from Duchy College Rosewarne have been sharing their green fingered skills recently by helping with a number of community projects in the local area.
Students from the Practical Horticulture Skills Diploma Level 1 course, otherwise known as Greenfingers, offered their assistance to help the Guinness Partnership with some local community initiatives.
Horticulture Lecturer Andrew Gunderson said: “The group have engaged with several different projects outside the College this academic year including landscaping, tree planting, preparing new lawns, planting up community flower beds and marking out sports pitches. While at college they have enjoyed sowing and planting vegetables and flowers in poly tunnels.
“I am especially proud of the Greenfingers group achievement this year. They have covered a huge area of skills and have even been shortlisted for the College Green Award because of their recycling activities. It has not been easy for some of them to access this training, so I admire their determination to gain a qualification which will help them progress to employment or further study.”
The Guinness Partnership provides a range of services including housing management and community engagement to households throughout the country. Their Cornish office is based in Redruth.
Andrew Counsell, Head of Duchy College, said: “We take great pride in supporting local community projects. Students gain a real sense of achievement whilst developing their skills and confidence at the same time.”
To find out more about the horticulture courses available at Duchy College Rosewarne, please call 0845 605 0455 or visit the website www.duchy.ac.uk.