Here are some of our learners to talk you through the Green Corridor day.
“I start the day off at terminal where my tutor picks all of us up at T5 at 9:45 am. We are taken to the green corridor site where we are told what we will be doing for the day’s activities. This could range from digging out and planting potatoes to sowing broad beans in the poly tunnel.
At 12:30 we all come in for lunch where one of the staff members cooks us a hot meal. After our lunch break we go back out to finish of the day’s activity’s until 3 o’clock, when we clean up, pack up and get ready to go home. Then Collin drops us back off at T5 where we make our way back home.” -Alfie Young
“Hello my name is Dean and I’m a level 2 learner at Green Corridor. I started in 2015 and studied the level 2 certificate in horticulture. It is a good qualification and I’m now studying the level 2 certificate in conservation. I’m doing a level 1 course in maths and another in employability level 1 award. I came to Green Corridor with just level 1 qualifications in horticulture but Green Corridor have helped me get some level 2 qualifications in horticulture and conservation.
At Green Corridor I plant vegetable seeds and shovel compost and weed the beds. In the morning we get picked up at Heathrow Terminal 5 and driven to Green Corridor. At lunch the staff cook us lunch and we do some chores after lunch and sometimes we have parents evening. The thing I like to do is physical work and being outdoors, I would like more planting and the time to finish early for when the students have worked very hard at Green Corridor. What I would like to do is work as a groundsman.” – Dean Lyons