Royal School Students attend “Biodiversity Workshop” Event at Greenmount, Campus CAFRE

Date published: 01 March 2017

CAFRE recently hosted a one day curriculum support event at Greenmount Campus on biodiversity for over 30 A-level Biology students and teachers from Royal School Dungannon.

CAFRE Senior Horticulture Lecturer Claire Woods pictured with some of the Royal School Dungannon students who attended the recent “Biodiversity Workshop“ at Greenmount Campus.

With indoor and outdoor activities, this event allowed pupils to see the fantastic facilities at Greenmount including the Dairy Centre, Wetlands area and the Horticulture Centre and to find out about the diverse range of career opportunities open to them at CAFRE. Biodiversity subjects covered on the day included hedgerow conservation and maintenance, biological control, eutrophication, organic pollution from slurry and effluent and consequences on biodiversity.

Feedback from pupils and staff following the event was extremely positive. Alison Chestnutt Head of Careers at Royal School Dungannon who accompanied the pupils on their visit commented that it was: “an excellent opportunity to see real-life examples and receive expert advice on topics our pupils are currently studying and to consider the impact on biodiversity and the agri-food industry which is key to Northern Ireland’s economy.”

To find out about the great range of CAFRE courses, visit the College website or or come along to the next Open Day at Greenmount Campus on Wednesday 5 April 2017 from 3.00-8.00 pm. For more information on curriculum support events such as Biodiversity workshops: Tel: 0800 028 4291 or email:

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