The Level 3 Fish Management students have to work on various boundaries as part of their Estate Skills unit this year. Recently, the task for the morning was to install a galvanised gate and erect a section of post and rail fencing to enclose the fish hatchery site.

After a fair amount of sweat, but thankfully no tears, the group managed to dig the holes for the various posts in some very stoney ground and fix them in place with a few bags of post crete. With a few nudges and shoves and spirit levels to get them vertical, all the posts were in position. The group then hung the gate and learnt how to level a gate using the hanging eyes plus added the three rails to the posts.

It may look pretty simple, but on sloping stoney ground the group had to work hard and showed great team work to get the project done in under four hours.

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