Countryside Students helping the Community
As part of their work with the local community, Hadlow College students recently completed a project with the Kent Fire and Rescue Service assisting with the landscaping around the new Ash-cum-Ridley Fire Station.
With the objective being to make the new Fire Station blend into its surroundings, students from the Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment, Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment (Game Management) and Level 2 Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture courses built and installed bird boxes, planted hedgerows and larger specimen trees, in addition to other ecological work. As well as developing their practical skills and building their knowledge, the students also gained an understanding of what it is like to work alongside other landscaping contractors, each of whom shared their own industry experiences.
The students all enjoyed the day and it was a great team effort, which has helped towards conservation and improvement of British habitats locally.