Earlier in the week our Year 12 Countryside Management BTEC students spent a wonderful and educational morning at Duncombe Park in Helmsley as part of their module 'Estate Skills'. Duncombe Park is a 12,000 acre estate belonging to Jake Duncombe, located just a few miles from Ampleforth.
The students set their own objectives for the visit, which were to look at different types of boundaries, surfaces and structures. They also looked at some of the designations at Duncombe Park and how they impact on management decisions for the estate as a whole. Students took photos which they will put into a report as a record of their day to track their learning.
This trip is the first of meany as Countryside Management will explore the legal and practical side of managing an estate and will continue to build on our already thriving gamekeeping activities at Ampleforth College.
Countryside Management is being offered as a BTEC along side Enterprise & Entrepreneurship and Hospitality. To find out more about BTECs at Ampleforth, please click here.