Flying over owl and kestrel tower

Flying over owl and kestrel tower

Skilful New College Stamford learners have teamed up with a local charity to complete a conservation project for endangered bird life.

The project sought to build a tower using recycled materials salvaged from a previously demolished barn, to encourage breeding of owls and kestrels.

The tower, constructed on farmland in Dyke by the Len Pick Trust with carpentry, electrical and bricklaying students, will not be accessible to the public, and as a result has been commissioned to include a live internet feed.

Live images of the nesting box, via the Len Pick Trust website, will be transmitted during active nesting seasons in the future.

Richard Brickwood, learning and standards manager for construction at New College Stamford, said: “This was an incredible opportunity for students to gain experience and develop their skills in a real work environment. They responded amazingly to the challenge working towards a very tight deadline. They can all be proud of making a positive impact in the community and on the environment”

Pic: New College Stamford learners with Len Pick Trust and community members meet to celebrate success of conservation project