Horticulture students gain practical experience

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Twenty horticulture students from Tameside college will be gaining practical experience by working with greenspace staff in local parks for one day a week.
 
They will be learning seasonal, year-round skills such as stripping out bedding, planting bulbs, clearing leaves, edging flower beds, and pruning they will also help with the maintenance of natural areas like meadows by helping to cut and rake them to ensure a vivid display of wildflowers will be guaranteed next year.
 
The experience will enable them to develop traditional skills which will have a relevance and which will help them to improve their chances of finding a job.
 
A spokesperson from Tameside College said “This course is unique in that it combines classroom theory lessons with working alongside highly-trained gardeners.
 
“Our partnership with Tameside council is beneficial to both organisations, but most of all it benefits our students. They get a broad education and this, of course, provides them with skills which are attractive to employers.”
 
The students all agreeded that were Working in the parks provides good experience and gives20 horticulture students from Tameside college will be gaining practical experience by working with greenspace staff in local parks for one day a week.
 
They will be learning seasonal, year-round skills such as stripping out bedding, planting bulbs, clearing leaves, edging flower beds, and pruning they will also help with the  maintenance of natural areas like meadows by helping to cut and rake them to ensure a vivid display of wildflowers will be guaranteed next year.
 
The experience will enable them to develop traditional skills which will have a relevance and which will help them to improve their chances of finding a job.”
 
A spokesperson from Tameside College said “This course is unique in that it combines classroom theory lessons with working alongside highly-trained gardeners.
 
“Our partnership with Tameside council is beneficial to both organisations, but most of all it benefits our students. They get a broad education and this, of course, provides them with skills which are attractive to employers.”
 
The students all agreeded that working in the parks provides good experience and gives them the opportunity to spend lots of time outside in the fresh air and to give something back to nature and the community.
them the opportunity to spend lots of time outside in the fresh air and to give something back to nature and the community.
 
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