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A group of Frome College students have been ‘out and about’ in the Mendip Hills helping with conservation work with the Somerset Wildlife Trust. They are doing the voluntary work as part of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.

Tasks so far have involved clearing fence lines, repairing dry stone walls and completing a training day of hedge laying with the Wrington and Burrington Hedging Society in association with the Somerset Wildlife Trust.



The group tackled and transformed an overgrown hedge in a cemetery in Cheddar, along with a number of experts from the hedging group. At the end of the 5 hour session, the hedging group members commended the Frome College students on their attentiveness and skill in tackling such a difficult job, and said that they would be happy to welcome any of them into the society.

Previous jobs this year have involved repairing field boundaries by rebuilding sections of dry stone walls at Chancellor’s Farm, which is the headquarters of the Mendip Area of Somerset Wildlife Trust. The students involved are learning new skills and are also doing valuable work for conservation in Somerset.

Well done to them all!

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