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Students Sharpen Their Skills at Tehidy
YOUNG Conservationists from Duchy College Rosewarne enjoyed a field trip to Tehidy Country Park recently where they discovered more about the work of Cornwall Councils' countryside team and got to lend their own skills to the cause.
Countryside and Wildlife BTEC Diploma students spent the day at Tehidy where they helped the Cornwall Council team to preserve the water features in the woods.
Nick Taylor, Conservation Programme Manager explained: “We helped repair a section of the Tehidy stream known as the cascades. The students did a great job and had a fantastic time helping the Tehidy team to restore areas of collapsed banks, where erosion has taken place. It was great for the students to get to grips with a real task and work with an organisation that helps to look after these beautiful areas.”
The students worked with Alison Clough, Cornwall Council Countryside Officer, and during the day they helped to rebuild the river banks and learnt about stream management.
Nick added: “We have a great relationship with Alison’s team and the students learn so much from working with them, this exercise has really helped to develop their practical skills and confidence and we’re pleased that we could come along and lend our assistance.”
Andrew Counsell, Head of Duchy College, said: “This was an extremely worthwhile visit; students learn so much from getting out and working in the field - an excellent insight for the group and a great chance to see experts at work.”
Places are still available for courses starting this September. To find out more about the conservation courses at Duchy College Rosewarne, please call 0845 605 0455 or visit the website www.duchy.ac.uk.