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RHES takes a private tour of Crocodiles of the World

By Nathan Brookes-Bennett – RHES Member On Wednesday 29th May the RHES (Reaseheath Herpetological and Entomological Society) travelled to Crocodiles of the World in Oxfordshire, where upon arrival they were given a pre-arranged private tour of the complex by founder and head keeper of Crocodiles of the World, Shaun Foggett. Crocodiles of the World is […]

Project Atta for RHES

Reaseheath Herpetological and Entomological Society (RHES) were set a project to redesign and build the Leaf Cutter Ant (Atta cephalotes) display at Reaseheath College/Zoo by Keeper Instructor Lauren Lane. This project would help them form one of their main aims of the society to develop skills for industry. Little did RHES know that designing an […]

RHES Take the Leap of Faith

RHES (Reaseheath Herpetological and Entomological Society) took the leap of faith organised by Reaseheath’s own Adventure Sports students in aid of North Wales Reptile and Raptor Sanctuary (NWRR). One of RHES’s aims is to support a related charity through their work. This year they are supporting NWRR and have already raised some money during the […]

RHES help monitor Britain’s rarest toad – the Natterjack Toad

On the evening of May 7th after dusk RHES (Reaseheath Herpetological and Entomological Society) assisted the field studies centre in North Wales with a very important data collection survey to help us understand Britain’s rarest toad, the Natterjack Toad. After a two hour classroom session learning about the history, ecology and behavior of the Natterjacks […]

Falling for Adventure

Adventure Sports degree students spent the day jumping off a rock face to practice taking ‘lead falls’ when climbing on ‘Trad’ routes. Mountaineering Instructor, Simon Wells explained “Trad or traditional climbing is where the climber places removable pieces of metal in the natural cracks in the rock then attaches them to the specially made climbing […]

Searching for Narnia?

While the rest of the country fights the winter weather Reaseheath Uniformed and Public services students put into practice the Search and Rescue skills they have developed with Matt Daily-Hunt, Lecturer and Search and Rescue Technician. “Despite heavy snow and dense woodland the students acting as Search Controllers managed to co-ordinate their teams to search […]

Award in Leadership

Senior Instructor, Mike Ryder from Action Centres Whitemoor Lake assessed BTEC Adventure Sports Students for their Award in Assisting in Basic Expedition Leadership. Mike who did his BTEC in Adventure Sports used his experience of leading teams of Adventure Instructors to help the students develop their leadership skills. Mike reckons that by coming to Reaseheath […]

Climbing Success!

As part of the Professional Courses at Reaseheath Adventure Sports 6 students passed their Climbing Wall Award assessment (CWA). Having already completed the two day training and been developing their group work skills it was a nervous day for the successful candidates, many of whom have gained work in Climbing Walls on the strength of […]

Olympian Kayaking

Leo Hoare  from Getafix Coaching is working with Reaseheath Adventure Sports Students and members of the public to deliver the British Canoe Union Level 2 Coach training. Richard Hathway, Lecture in Adventure Sports and BCU tutor is working alongside Leo and says “It’s a real privilege to have a top coach like Leo running our courses, […]