Students use their skills to benefit community woodlands

Level 3 Countryside Management students have helped maintain two community woodlands on the edge of Wedmore as part of their studies. They have worked with Green Wedmore in cutting down thorn, restoring an overgrown pond and clearing ditches. The woodlands off Gooseham Lane were planted by Green Wedmore 10 years ago to provide a public amenity, create wildlife habitats, help reduce climate change and provide a sustainable source of fuel.

Green Wedmore’s Rob Richley said,

“We rely on volunteers to maintain the woodlands so having working parties of students from the College to help us has been brilliant; their enthusiasm and hard work has been really inspiring and we are very grateful to them for their massive contribution.”

Alan Sinclair, Course Leader added,

“As part of their course students undertake practical work and learn new skills related to countryside, which includes working with groups such as Green Wedmore and Somerset Wildlife Trust. The students thoroughly enjoyed assisting with work on the community woodlands, making a positive environmental impact and contributing to the local area and its residents.”

Find out more about studying Countryside Management at Bridgwater & Taunton College here or by calling our Information & Guidance team on 01278 441234.

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