Success for our first Duke of Edinburgh award student!

We’re very proud to announce the successful completion of our first Duke of Edinburgh award student, Jamie Jackson.

Jamie joined us in May this year as part of his Bronze award, the core aim being to expand his knowledge of the environment learning new skills along the way. Jamie always worked hard and to a high standard, gaining confidence working with sickles, bill-hooks, small axes and professional wood saws. These new found skills were then put to good use at our Arboretum where Jamie constructed, pretty much single-handed, a dead hedge as well as a good general grounding in woodland management and its role in environmental bio-diversity.

The standard of work from Jamie has set an impressive benchmark for others to follow and we are hoping, in the future, to be able to offer a programme of skills and tasks that cater to all levels of students as well as younger volunteers in general.

It was a pleasure to spend time with Jamie and watch as his knowledge and skills grew. He will be missed and would be very welcome to join us again in the future. Well done Jamie!