Last week our assistant ranger, Katherine, spent the day over at Attingham Park. This wasn’t for training or for afternoon tea at Lady B’s, but for a more memorable event – her ranger graduation!
Katherine joined the National Trust on a special scheme to become a ranger in 2012. She joined us at Charlecote, whilst also carrying on her studies on this scheme, almost a year ago. We hope that her time at Charlecote has given her more invaluable insights into outdoor life with the NT. She has certainly put the work in and last Friday was her graduation along with her peers from the 2012 intake.
Find out more about the day, and another graduate – Chris, on this blog: ‘A day in the life of a ranger’…
Last week I had the pleasure of taking a trip down to the National Trust’s Attingham Park property to see the graduation of 2012’s intake of Trainee Rangers. I was there as the former manager of Chris Wood who left us in May to take up a post at Lanhydrock in Cornwall.
When Chris first came to us as a volunteer he didn’t really know anything about being a Ranger. What he did have was stacks of enthusiasm and an appetite to learn. He’d just come back from a holiday walking on the South Coast where he found himself falling in love with the British landscape and wildlife. It was a life changing holiday for him as he returned from it knowing that a career in conservation was what he wanted.
And from everyone at Charlecote – WELL DONE KATHERINE!