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DELIGHT: Aleksandra Butowska decided to study horticulture and has now won a scholarship

DELIGHT: Aleksandra Butowska decided to study horticulture and has now won a scholarship

A teacher turned gardener has won a scholarship to help her career grow.

Myerscough College student Aleksandra Butowska, 20, was one of just five people to secure a £1,000 grant from the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF).

Aleksandra, formerly of an agricultural background and also a trained teacher, has only recently switched her career to horticulture as hse looks for a fresh perspective and new challenges.

She is currently an apprentice grower in Lovania Nurseries in Tarleton and completing the final stage of an NVQ 2 apprenticeship programme at Myerscough, which gives her the opportunity to take an active part in growing crops while also studying. A

Aleksandra is interested in hopes to become a professional grower when she finishes her studies.

She said: “I am delighted to receive The David Colegrave Foundation Bursary.

“Having such a great, well recognised institution on my side is extremely important and reassures me that horticulture gives a lot of opportunities and many passionate people are there to help you.”

Jeff Colegrave, DCF chairman, added: “The DCF is very pleased to be awarding the five students in recognition of their hard work, future ambitions and commitment to commercial horticulture.

“They are a good investment and just what the industry needs. DCF is happy to support them on their journey,”

For more see www.davidcolegravefoundation.org.uk/

 

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