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Sustainability in practice

Over the last few weeks Life Skills students on our everyday living skills classes have been exploring sustainable living and learning about how the everyday items we buy affect the environment we live in. This week a group of students attended a sustainability walk and talk with 'Forestry England' at Cannock Chase. Students learnt about how they manage the forest to create a sustainable source of wood for a number of industries including to make every day products such as furniture. Students took part in a walk amongst the trees, identifying species of trees providing an opportunity to discuss some of the issues faced by 'Forestry England' in managing the forests. These include the human impact, the impact of animals, disease and pests. After this, they enjoyed some time developing their communication, problem solving and teamwork skills while den building. The students would like to say a huge thank you to Jacqui from 'Forestry England' for delivering an enjoyable and informative session. 

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