A group of Land based studies learners have made their mark on their college grounds; putting their theory in to practice. The group, studying at the Rhondda Campus of Coleg y Cymoedd have spent the past four months giving the campus grounds a ‘make over’.
Tutor Janine Parry, said: "It's a great project for the learners to get involved with they’ve done a fantastic job so far and have already started to make a difference to the campus.
It's always good when the learners can use the skills they have picked up on the course and put them into practice. They have all enjoyed getting their hands dirty and their hard work will be there for all to see in the coming months”.
The Level 1 Diploma in Land Based Studies (Horticulture) and Welsh Baccalaureate course is running for the first time at the Rhondda campus and has already proved a popular choice with learners; who are eager to progress on to higher level courses in the future.
Campus Director Sara Tutton said “The learners have been really busy around the grounds, they’ve already planted trees, hedgerows and bulbs, cleared beds ready for planting and have improved a plot of land ready for growing their own vegetables.
Last year, in conjunction with the Forestry Commission a Forest School area was created on the campus to give our learners the opportunity to experience an educational approach to outdoor play and learning. The horticultural learners have enhanced this area, adding bug hotels, a new footpath and more plans in the pipeline to build a log teaching area.
Not only will our learners benefit from the woodland training, but it’ll also provide an important community resource for local schools to visit and explore”.