Year 10 students, from Mildenhall College Academy, Bury St Edmunds, have received qualifications in Practical Environmental Conservation Skills (PECS) level 3.
Green Light Trust delivered the programme to the students over a six week period. Team Leader, Andy Brooks said:“Students who can sometimes struggle with the pressure of an academic based curriculum were chosen for this programme as these qualifications allow them to explore a more practical, hands on approach to learning.
“Each week they had different jobs to complete which were discussed over lunch around the camp fire.
“The students had fun during the day as well as worked hard. They were very well behaved, engaged, and showed a capable, co-operative side of themselves,” he said.
Mildenhall College Academy’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator said: “We are incredibly proud of our boys who took part in the PEC Level3. They gained a lot out of it, as it gave them the opportunity to try something different outside of the normal school curriculum.”
PECS is an accredited nationally recognised qualification offered to students who would otherwise leave school without GCSEs.
ABC states: “There are more than 140,000 people employed in the land based and environmental sector, and the industry has experienced a year-on-year growth over the past nine years. Working closely with Lantra (a training organisation for new skills and business development in agriculture and the environment.)
“ABC Awards has created regulated qualifications that help learners progress within their chosen career paths.”