4th March 2002

 

RISEHOLME PARK TO GET A FLAVOUR OF THE CONTINENT

 

There’ll be a cosmopolitan flavour to life at the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture next month.

 

Ten students from France, Sweden, Hungary, the Netherlands, Finland and Spain will be staying at Riseholme Park for three weeks from 8th April to get hands-on experience of forestry and countryside management.

 

The visit has been organised under the auspices of the Leonardo project and follows an exchange trip to the Netherlands last year, when six students from the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture took part in an urban forestry project.

 

“In the first week we’ll spend five days in the Lake District doing voluntary work with the National Parks and the National Trust on pathway restoration, building bridges and other countryside management tasks,” said Steve Fox, who manages the Forestry & Countryside Management programme at the university.

 

“In the second and third weeks we’ll be based at Riseholme Park doing a variety of projects around the campus and in the local woodlands and country parks.

 

“The key aim is for the students to improve their grasp of the English language as well as their technical skills,” Steve added.

 

The group of ten 17 to 20-year-olds will head back to their respective countries on

27th April.

 

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To arrange photographs or interviews with the group, or for further details, contact:

 

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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