THE Royal Forestry Society (RFS) has announced the appointment of two new members to its team.

Sam Britton joins in the new role of learning and outreach support officer, supporting learning and outreach manager Becky Wilkinson. Together, they will run the RFS's Teaching Trees and Future Forester programmes.

Sam graduated with an HND in countryside management from Aberystwyth University. She is also a qualified Forest School leader. She has worked for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and the Sustainability Centre. She has led Forest School and Outdoor Learning sessions as well as co-ordinating adult learning programmes.

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Kate McKeever is the RFS's new membership officer. She has extensive administrative experience across different sectors and is enthusiastic about securing woodlands for future generations to enjoy.

Jen Turner, RFS development manager, commented: “Sam and Kate bring fantastic skills to the team. We are delighted that they have been able to join us at such an exciting time in forestry.”

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