Hello! I’m Abbie and I am a high school student, completing a work experience placement with TCV.
I first heard of TCV through my family and friends; I have been interested ever since. This experience has been invaluable, I have really enjoyed it - it was great fun getting my hands dirty and getting to complete practical conservation activities with midweek group, like bramble clearance and thinning trees.
It has also been really interesting to get an insight into the administrative side of conservation work, and this opportunity has helped me to begin considering what I want to do in the future. I have not had much experience in conservation before this placement, so I have been able to learn lots of new things and it has really helped to build my confidence.
It helps that everyone at TCV have been really welcoming, friendly and helpful. I have had a great time!