Orchids and Big Cats – Life After Sixth Form

Heather was an active member of The Orchid Project and she has recently started her 3rd year at Chester University studying Conservation Biology.

Building on her active participation in science and the Orchid Project at Writhlington and Mendip Studio Schools she is working on a dissertation on Oeceoclades maculata.

She has recently spent 2 months in South Africa with GVI (Global Vision International) doing a wildlife conservation internship collecting data on the Big 5 species along with cheetahs. Here she learnt about tracking, bird identification and setting camera traps for hyena research. She also completed some GIS maps for the reserve whilst gaining practical experience with research collection and reserve management.

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    Monday 22 July: school day ends 1.20pm, buses will run as normal at this time. Lunch will be available at school from 12.30pm until 1.10pm. Final registration takes place at 1.10pm before students leave.

    Monday will be a mufti day. Students are asked to bring in £1 which will go to one of the school’s selected charities.

    START OF SCHOOL – Year 12 starts on Wednesday 4 September / Years 10 and 11 start on Thursday 5 September / Year 13 start on Monday 9 September.