Sunday, 31 January 2016

Brooksby Horticulture Award

I love to see young people getting on and doing well in life.  It’s great to see youngsters flourishing- with a little bit of a helping hand.

And the LRGT do just that by providing a grant to a Brooksby College Student each year. The funds for the grant come from our annual autumn lecture at Leicester University.

In the past three years we have had Cleve West, Joe Swift and James Alexander Sinclair. Other speakers have been Bunny Guinness, Chris Beardshaw and Anna Pavord. 
Our 2015 speaker James Alexander Sinclair. 
The grant - awarded for outstanding progress on a horticulture course- last year went to Marcus Chevin.
I asked Marcus to take part in our Five Minute Interview. 
Marcus Chevin
Q: Who inspired you most? 
A: My Dad who started his own landscaping and gardening business and worked hard to make it a        success. 
Q: What did you love best about your course?

A: At College you get to experience a wide range of activities and the subjects allow you to learn a diverse range of skills and gain knowledge. One day we might concentrate on Garden Design and the next we may be learning how to use chainsaws or understanding the ecology of different environments.
Photograph by kind permission of James Alexander Sinclair

Q   In Five years, where do you want to be?

A.I want to be working full time with my Dad’s business doing landscaping and gardening

Q  The LRGT Grant was spent on?

A.      I used it to purchase drawing equipment for Garden Design – compasses, drawing board, drawing pens

Q       Being chosen by the LRGT was great because?

A       It was special because it was nice to know my hard work at college was recognised and it enable me to purchase my own design equipment
Photograph by kind permission of James Alexander Sinclair

Q Favourite hobby?

A. Football!!!

Q Would like to spend the day working with? – you can name three people.

A.      Monty Don, Alan Titchmarsh and my DAD

Marcus, who is 20, studied Btec Level 3 Diploma in horticulture over two years.

Karen Gimson

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