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Wed, 13/09/2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Earn AQA accredited certificates as part of a course in Habitat Management and Community Engagement culminating in a certificate and working reference from GWT.

The Our Bright Future course is an ongoing programme that seeks to give 16-24 year olds valuable skills in creating and managing green spaces for the beneift of local wildlife and the community. Activities include, but are not limited to, building bird and bat boxes, making raised flower beeds, wildlife gardening and general grounds maintenance.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn transferable skils while gaining AQA accreditations leading to a certificate in Habitat Management and Community Engagement upon completion of 8 sessions. A working reference can also be provided for those participants who complete the course.

All sessions are ongoing and take place in Whaddon Youth Centre. There is also the possibilty of away days to work on one of the local wildlife reserves. Our Bright Future is a rolling programme, with no specific start or end date and all sessions taking place on Wednesdays 14.00-17.00. Free to come along to a taster session and see if this course is right for you.

So far the team has been busy creating a growing space at the back of the centre with tomatoes, runner beans, blackberries, plums and pollinator friendly flowering plants in full flower and fruiting at the moment. Additionally, bird boxes and new raised planters have been built and installed on site. Future plans are to coppice the willow trees from the site along with hazel from a reserve to build a dead hedge.

 

Please contact Duncan Murdoch prior to attending a session, or to ask any further questions about the course, via the email duncan.murdoch@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk or via the telephone number 07464486826

The course is part of the Big Lottery Fund's national "Our Bright Future" programme, which aims to empower young people to lead on progressive change in their communities and local environments. 

Venue location

Whaddon Youth Centre,
Cheltenham,
Dart Road,
GL52 5QW

Event information

Book by phone
Tel: 07464486826
Book by email
duncan.murdoch@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk
Date
Wednesday 13th September 2017
Time
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Price / Donation
Free
Joining Instructions

For 16-24 year olds only

Trust
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Venue location
Whaddon Youth Centre,
Cheltenham,
Dart Road,
GL52 5QW
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Tel: 07464486826
duncan.murdoch@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk
Duncan Murdoch