Three students from Uppingham Community College visited the brand new Animal Studies Unit at New College Stamford with an interesting gift… logs!
The students have been busy coppicing trees in the nearby woods as part of the work they are doing to achieve their Duke of Edinburgh Award alongside the John Muir Award, activities which have been able to allow the students to work towards both highly commendable accolades.
The task has been no mean feat, as the College currently has over 70 species of animals on site including monkeys. meercats, snakes and parrots that all require natural housing for their homely habitats.
As a reward for their hard work the students, along with teacher Debbie Thomas, were invited to meet some of the animals enjoying the fruits of their labour. The favourites were of course the meercats who were eager to meet the trio (see photo).
Not only were the students able to fulfil the requirements of their Award, but they were able to to see the benefits their contribution has made in real-life environments. Just another example of the excellent relationships New College Stamford has with local schools and communities.
If you want to find out more about our Animal Studies department, visit our next open event for a tour, or call us on 01780 484 311 for more information about the range of courses from Introductory to Degree level that we offer in Animal Studies.