Following an employer event held at The Point Business Centre, Tracy Dent (Work Experience Coordinator) visited the Wyre Community Land Trust near Bewdley, to discuss ways the college could link with the important work they do. Work experience and group visits were discussed and this week a group of Progression learners visited with their LSPs and tutor to participate in outdoor activities.
After an introduction and tour of the farm, the group were able to explore the forest by going on a woodland walk with the Trusts’ Community Development Officer, where they were helped to identify trees and learn about the natural world.
The day continued with a leaf carving session where learners were able to learn the art of wood carving using traditional tools and techniques. They were supported to identify different leaves and carve their own leaf into a piece of oak.
Finally, the day ended with a guided nature walk where the group learnt about the heritage of the area, habitat management and the wildlife that is found there.
This opportunity provided an excellent opportunity for the group to learn about the natural world and build their skills and confidence whilst feeling the benefits of working outdoors which is known to improve overall health and wellbeing.
It is another example of the collaborative work that Kidderminster College continues to develop with local organisations and partners.