HCPS hosts International Nature Camp
A group of international students came to Woking last week to participate in this year’s tri-national nature camp, which had been organised by Woking Borough Council.
The group, from Woking’s twin town of Rastatt in Germany, and their twin town of Farno in Italy, joined local youths from Woking for a three day conservation course on Horsell Common. The team of 35 young people were taught skills including footpath construction, habitat management, hedgerow maintenance, and how to build bird boxes. HCPS estate manager, Paul Rimmer, arranged the group into teams to carry out the various tasks; they were also taught the importance and fragility of our local heathland habitat. As a reward for their efforts, HCPS laid on a special barbecue each day, so that the students could relax and get to know each other, and also improve their language skills.
HCPS would like to thank the Surrey Wildlife Trust and the Surrey Heathland Project for their assistance in making the event a success. On completion of the course, Paul thanked the youths for their excellent work and said they would be welcome to come back again to see the improvements they had made, and also to renew their new friendships.