Award recognises college's "real world" woodland training

The Arboriculture and Countryside team at Northamptonshire's Moulton College has won the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) Truncator Award, in recognition of the industry partnerships which have enhanced its forestry and woodland management courses.

Image: RFS
Image: RFS

RFS chief executive Simon Lloyd said: "There is a skills gap within forestry and woodland management and, as a sector, we need to be encouraging innovative and effective teaching which inspires young people to go on and follow rewarding careers.

"Moulton's collaboration with external organisations to deliver project work at four local sites is providing further and higher education students with rewarding learning and improved insights into the opportunities which exist."

Moulton College senior lecturer Dr James Littlemore, said: "For many years now, we have worked to forge long-standing external links with industry, and this in turn has fostered partnership activities so our students have the opportunity to get out of the classroom and experience how forestry and woodland management works in the real world.

"All of this has been done with little or no budget, which is a clear testimony to the professional integrity of those staff involved."

Truncator director Steve Tonkin presented the Moulton team with the company's 6Pro and 4fold sawhorses.

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