Having spent the last 10 months with the BVCP for one day per week, whilst at Merrist Wood College, I have cleared paths, hedge cut, strimmed grass, installed picnic tables and litter bins, used my chainsaw qualification, split logs, built a footpath, operated the chipper, coppiced, refurbished tern islands, done some litter picking, washed up the volunteers tea cups ….and lots more.
So, it’s a really big thank you from me to the BVCP staff who all shared their knowledge and experience so freely and so patiently that helped me enormously with my College course. It was fun. I now have a Diploma in Countryside Management, a top academic student award, and……. a job with the Estates staff at Merrist Wood College that will involve taking senior school children on work experience.
Former Student Alan