The end of June saw the of the 30 Days Wild challenge but as always there’s something exciting happening around Hill Holt Wood.
We’re still hunting for signatures for the ‘Charter for Trees, Woods and People‘, we’re well over two hundred signatories and counting, although we still have until November to get our book full of supporters for this historic document! Click the link for more information.
In other news we have been busily visiting the other Our Bright Future projects. Rangers Tom and Operations Manager Oliver and two learners hopped over to Blackburne House to see what the buzz was with their bee keeping. Senior Ranger Lizzie, Design team member Aiden and two of our Study Programme learners went up north to Glasgow to discover the impressive Mural Trail and create their own (slightly bizarre) artwork with Impact Arts. Meanwhile five more learners have passed their strimmer training and are now awaiting their shiny new cards.
Last week was the culmination of the inaugural Project Lumen Challenge organised by the EBP (Education Business Partnership). Three schools chose and completed the Hill Holt Wood Challenge to come up with innovative products which could be made from our timber offcuts. Priory Witham Academy and Boston College had some fantastic ideas but it was Giles Academy who made the most impact on the judges, landing Silver overall. Our thanks to everyone involved and congratulations to the winners! Check out the EBP website for more details and photos.