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College and local community come together to open new BioZone garden

College and local community come together to open new BioZone garden

This week saw the opening of the BioZone at Cambridge Regional College’s supported learning Small Animal Care Centre at the Huntingdon Campus.

The BioZone is designed to encourage flora and fauna on the campus, create a great new space for the students and animals to enjoy whilst growing vegetables to feed the centre’s animals which includes guinea pigs, rabbits, rats, fish and more.  

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The project has come together with collaboration across the college and the wider community. This has been funded by CLP, and there have been donations of wood and plants from Anglesey Abbey and Hinchingbrooke Park. Animal Care and Horticultural students did the groundwork to prepare and build the path and put together the raised beds before planting. The Green Team cut the willow, built the fence, planted the flower and vegetable beds, and put together the benches from the components created by the Construction students to transform the space.

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The launch event was catered for by SEN Learning for Life students who put on a selection of biscuits, cakes and tea for visitors and featured a natural world photography exhibition from Green Team student, Jack, inspired by his work at Anglesey Abbey. The Green Team’s work has also inspired Learning Support Mentor, Andrea McKenzie to create a beautiful children’s book, ‘Sticks’, with lovingly created illustrations of scenes around Anglesey Abbey.

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Jeremy Lloyd, Assistant Principal Supported Learning at CRC said “It has been a real joy to open the biozone garden today, adding to this Small Animal Care facility here at the CRC Huntingdon campus. The project has created a wealth of work experience opportunities and skills development for the students alongside a beautiful new space for students to enjoy and increased biodiversity on campus.”

Students at the opening were treated to the opportunity of exploring a Mick George lorry who in support of the project and newly formed partnership to develop supported internships joined the event with one of their dumper trucks.

Mick George lorry joined the opening, in celebration of their new partnership with CRC.
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