Lees Court Estate, Faversham
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Wild Greys closer to take-off!

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Plumpton Agricultural College students braved freezing conditions to begin habitat improvements for the 'Re-Introduction of Wild Grey Partridge' at the Lees Court Estate.

A group of students who are studying to be gamekeepers, spent the day helping the Lees Court gamekeeper, Shayne Dean to clear derelict hedgerows in order to stimulate re-generation and suitable habitat to encourage wild grey partridge.

The Countess Sondes, Rhodri Thomas (Land Agent, Strutt and Parker) and Elizabeth Roberts (Estate Administrator) joined the group after a busy morning to bring hot soup and fresh bread to fortify the students. The Countess Sondes expressed her appreciation for all the hard work being undertaken and discussed with the aspiring gamekeepers their experiences and aspirations in a career so important to the future of the countryside.

The Project is part of the Gosmere Education And Research (GEAR) programme and brings together the National Gamekeepers Organisation (NGO), Sheldwich Primary School and Plumpton Agricultural College