Hearths of Hartpury villagers will keep burning bright thanks to student firewood delivery

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Hartpury students put their wood-chopping skills to good use and delivered dozens of bags of firewood to the Hartpury village community in time for Christmas.

Now in its seventh year, the project continues to benefit the local community by providing free logs for their fires. It also gives Agriculture students the chance to utilise their practical skills and work as a team to load and unload all the wood, which was gathered from the Hartpury estate.

Hartpury’s local postman, Vic Smith, will be storing the logs before kindly delivering them to villagers who have been identified as needing a little bit of help with their winter fuel.

Lecturers and students from the Level Two Diploma in Agriculture course delivered the logs to the Hartpury Post Office, working together to ensure they were offloaded and neatly stacked.

Vic said: “We’ve had several deliveries of wood like this and our little village really appreciates the continued efforts of the Hartpury students. I’m sure the recipients of the wood continue to be very grateful. It really benefits those who need that extra bit of help keeping warm during the cold snap by providing fuel for their fires.”

Student Reece Pitt, 17, said: “Splitting the logs gave us a chance to hone some new skills and all the neatly chopped wood that we ended up with needed to be used. We’re glad to be able to give residents of the local village the split wood for them to burn; it will keep them warm this Christmas.”

Agriculture lecturer Allison Aitken said: “We’re proud to continue this tradition and the continued efforts of the students is great to see. They’ve come out in the cold with plenty of enthusiasm and full credit to them for putting in the work and getting involved in a project that benefits the local community.”

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