Ten years after the closure of Seale-Hayne Faculty of Landbased Education by the University of Plymouth, land-based training is returning to the premises, and will be managed by Nigel Cotterill an ex-student and now TCV South West Region Training Manager. In an innovative move, The Conservation Volunteers are relocating to Hannah’s at Seale-Hayne, in order to develop a training partnership and deliver a range of land-based qualifications in and around Teignbridge and the South Hams. The Dame Hannah Rogers’ Trust now manages Seale-Hayne, and is dedicated to empowering children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities. The Conservation Volunteers have been delivering land-based training in partnership with Duchy College for over 15 years, and are planning to expand the range of courses they deliver and the number of students they work with from Summer 2013, based at the Seale-Hayne site.
Examples of the planned work include improving access to all areas of the estate for people of abilities, restoring an old lime kiln and improving existing woodland.
Photo credits, left to right: Alan Bennett (Level 2 Environmental Conservation Diploma Student), Nigel Cotterill (TCV South West Region Training Manager), Bronwen Hewitt (Hannah’s CEO), Peter Walker (Duchy College Landbased Curriculum Manager), Helen Morse (Level 2 Environmental Conservation Diploma Student), Dan Kent (TCV Training Officer).