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Rural skills courses provide perfect team building opportunity

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Businesses looking for team building opportunities for staff are being offered the opportunity to book tailor-made rural skills courses in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The organisation that exists to conserve and enhance the AONB, the Cotswolds Conservation Board runs two-day drystone walling and hedgelaying courses where participants can learn all the basics.

Staff can book onto existing courses taking place this year or courses can be tailored to suit an individual organisation.

Spokesperson for the Cotswolds Conservation Board, Claire Cunningham said;

“It is a great way to help a team work well together and bond, as this is a learning activity that everyone can participate in together.

The main reason why the board runs these rural skills courses is because it is committed to reversing the decline in the number of people in the area who know how to repair a drystone wall or lay a hedge, but we also have a duty to encourage people to understand and enjoy the area and this is a perfect opportunity for businesses to enable their staff to get out into the open air of the Cotswolds and do just that.”

Equipment is provided, participants just need to wear suitable clothing and organise lunch / refreshments. For more information please call 01451 862000.

Source: Cotswolds Conservation Board

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