North Shropshire College and Derwen Bring New Lease of Life to Glasshouse

Oswestry, United Kingdom, February 11, 2018 --( Derwen @Walford horticulture students have been working with North Shropshire College’s (NSC) Head Gardener, Nicky Worthing, to re-energise the large glasshouses at the Walford Campus. The project has been hugely beneficial to the students, allowing them to put the skills they have learnt in class to use in areas such as plant hygiene, general health and safety with glass and pest control. Karen Roberts, Assistant Principal at NSC and Jo White, Interim Campus Manager, Walford, rewarded the Derwen students for their help and hard work with National Garden Centre Gift Vouchers, and presented to the students.

Peter Leddington, Area Satellite Manager for Derwen @Walford comments, “We are hoping to continue to work with Nicky to use the large greenhouse at Walford. Both the Derwen and NSC students benefit from working collaboratively and sharing each others knowledge and skills. We are fortunate to be based on the Walford Campus, with access to a wide range of facilities, as this adds value to our students’ aspirations. We look forward to working with NSC on more student led projects in the future.”

Karen adds, “We are very grateful for the help and support of the students and staff at Derwen College based at NSC Walford, in helping us tidy our greenhouses ready for the coming growing season. We look forward to future plans, working together to support all learners based at our Walford Campus.”

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