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Abingdon & Witney College


  • College:              Abingdon & Witney College, Oxfordshire
  • RFS Division:       Oxon & Bucks Division
  • Name:                Ben Hunt
  • Course:              Level 2 Diploma in Forestry

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Pictured: Coral Stringer (Curriculum Manager), Phil Tanner (RFS Education Manager), Rod Walker (Deputy Lord Lieutenant), Ben Hunt and Dr Tim Lincoln.


What the lecturer said: Ben’s enthusiasm and willingness to learn the practical skills of Forestry have been highlighted by his 4 hour daily commute to College on public transport to participate in the sessions. Ben has showen a real aptitude for chainsaw use and a natural ability to climbing trees


What Ben said: I am very happy to receive this award and enjoy the practical parts of Forestry very much.  I hope to go on to a level 3 course and continue my learning towards a career in Forestry.


What the college said: The RFS - Silky Fox Handsaw Awards are a great opportunity for staff to commend students who are not necessarily academically minded but show a more natural aptitude to the practical aspects of learning. To gain credit and a prize for this can be a real boost to self-esteem when looking for employment.