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Rachel Allerton, PECT Volunteer

Category: General

Date: 18.07.2013

Time: 14:48

I am currently in the middle of my A Level studies taking Geography, History, Maths and Chemistry and I would like to study Geography at University. I thought it would be a good idea to do some work experience at PECT as it’s an environmental charity. I have been able to take part in quite a few of the projects which has been a great experience! I have helped out with the Greeniversity project by researching relevant free classes in the area and contacting the companies and uploaded some classes onto the website which was cool to see something I helped with actually go online! I also helped out with the Love Local campaign and had a really good experience  visiting some sheltered housing for the homeless. We did a cooking demonstration of carrot cake in one, and cooked a BBQ for the residents and staff in another. It was a really enjoyable experience to get to know people from different backgrounds and give back to the community. I worked on a project helping to collate figures of unemployment and job seeker allowance claims to help measure cities on their environment and sustainability. Finally I have just started working on the schools project and I am currently researching information for a campaign to put climate change back on the curriculum for key stage 1 and 2. This is really good as it nice to feel like you can actually help a bigger cause! Overall I have had a great time volunteering at PECT!! Everyone is so friendly and it’s been great to be able to get a taste of lots of different projects to get a feel of how geography can be involved in a future career! I would recommend coming to PECT for work experience to anyone!!!

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Peter Hogan, Trainee Ranger at Nene Park Trust, Skills for the Future Trainee

Category: General

Date: 18.07.2013

Time: 14:46

I have been working within the Landscape Team at Nene Park Trust since January 2013. Park Rangers are responsible for a wide range of jobs within the Park, including site safety checks and site security, customer liaison, as well as actively managing the landscape of the Park.
Although my previous working background has been in a different work sector, I returned to study in 2008 - 2011 undertaking an FdSC in Conservation and Wildlife Management, alongside of which I developed a portfolio of volunteering within the landscape sector.
The position of Trainee Ranger will allow me the opportunity to continue to develop and expand my practical landscape management skills and knowledge, working with new machinery and tools, applying them to different habitats and landscape features.   The Park Ranger role will give me a practical understanding of working within a busy and vibrant Country Park.
To date, I have been assisting with a variety of practical landscape tasks including: hedgerow maintenance, horse route widening, paths maintenance and general grounds maintenance. I have also been shadowing the Rangers on their duty ranger shifts, in preparation for my own duty shifts, and have undertaken First Aid at Work and Play Area Routine Level inspections training.
I am thoroughly enjoying my placement, and looking forward to the continued learning and new challenges that this year will bring.

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Queen's Drive Infants School, Iaisa Mahmood 7 yrs

Category: Education

Date: 08.07.2013

Time: 14:57

We have to switch off the lights in the classrooms to save energy

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Anglian Water

Category: Education

Date: 08.07.2013

Time: 14:56

We are very impressed with all of the school's stands and  in particular how schools are already trying to grow their own food and using it in schools.

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PECT Volunteer, Tom

Category: Education

Date: 08.07.2013

Time: 14:54

I have been in charge of the Climate Change stall at the Eco Awards for part of the day.
I have really enjoyed my day and the children's enthusiasm is evident.
The school stands were fantastic amd the awards have really helped to present the challenges of climate change and how we can do our bit.

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Skills for the future trainees

Category: Education

Date: 08.07.2013

Time: 14:53

Working for Vivacity at different heritage sites and working for the wildlife trust managing nature reserves around Peterborough.
Go out and find out about your natural and cultural heritage by visiting your local nature reserve or one of Peterborough's heritage sites.

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Ken Stimpson, Jamie 12 yrs

Category: Education

Date: 08.07.2013

Time: 14:51

Our project is about waste management. We have made one of them about electricity. We are trying to open all of the windows and turn off all of the lights. If a room has no windows, the lights can stay on, only if there is a person in the room.

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Queen's Drive Infant School, Max 6 yrs

Category: Education

Date: 08.07.2013

Time: 14:49

We have been turning the lights off at lunch time.

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Queen's Drive Infant School, Max 6 yrs

Category: Education

Date: 08.07.2013

Time: 14:49

We have been turning the lights off at lunch time.

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Travelchoice, Jess

Category: Education

Date: 08.07.2013

Time: 14:49

Loving the energy and enthusiasm today at the Peterborough Eco Awards.

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Braybrook Primary School, Abby 11

Category: Education

Date: 08.07.2013

Time: 14:47

I've enjoyed watching the woodland guys making a spoon. Braybrook have made an effort using pictures to make a poster about what eco projects we've achieved this year.

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William Law School, Holly, 9yrs

Category: Education

Date: 04.07.2013

Time: 11:34

Today so far I have enjoyed all the things you can make and do. Also there are a lot of good displays!:)

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Peterborough Eco Education Awards 2013

Queens drive infants school, Aqsa, 7yrs

Category: Education

Date: 04.07.2013

Time: 11:28

We turn off the lights and the fairy lights off. We did it when it was lunch time.

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Peterborough Eco Education Awards 2013

Queens Drive infants school, Aakash, 6yrs

Category: Education

Date: 04.07.2013

Time: 11:25

We did powerdown fortnight, we saved electricity turning off lights.

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Wittering Primary, Jade Bailey, 11yrs

Category: Education

Date: 04.07.2013

Time: 11:20

The sculptures on the stage are amazing! I've never seen anything like it before!

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John Clare school, Rhiannon Tilah, 11yrs

Category: Education

Date: 04.07.2013

Time: 11:17

This year John Clare school have worked hard on improving their nature zone, they have made bird baths and mini beast hotels. Also John Clare have been raising awareness of bees, this is because they are important to our life cycle.

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Peterborough Eco Education Awards 2013

Braybrook, Jack, 11yrs

Category: Education

Date: 04.07.2013

Time: 11:06

Braybrook have put together lots of different things. There is someone making stuff out of wood and its so cool!

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Peterborough Eco Education Awards 2013

Ken Stimpson, Thomas Alexandra, 12yrs

Category: Education

Date: 04.07.2013

Time: 10:56

Our project is about electricity
Today I have set up our stand
The most amazing thing is the other schools stands!
Barnqack schools stand was really good as it had hand made examples. The things on the stand were also really good.

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Peterborough Education Eco Awards 2013

Ormiston Bushfield Academy Daisy Hayward

Category: Education

Date: 04.07.2013

Time: 10:49

Our project is all about OBA's science garden. We have grown floweres and vegetables that the schools kitchen has used. My facorite animal that has visited the garden is a privet hawk moth. It looks dull from the outside, but is bright pink when it opens it's wings! All the projects I have seen today are amazing and really deserve to win!

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Peterborough Education Eco Awards

Category: Education

Date: 04.07.2013

Time: 10:41

When you look at all the excellent displays and enthusiastic young people who have turned out for this years eco awards you can can be nothing less than inspired!
Each of the stands is so individual yet the theme is so strong - these kids really care about their environment and are passionate about the environment.
Over the next few hours the children are going to write blog posts so if you keep tuned in you too can be inspired by the youing people of our city!

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