No one's afraid of the 'cute and fluffy' wolves!

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No one's afraid of the 'cute and fluffy' wolves!

06 October 2014

Last term students from our BTEC courses in Art & Design and Photography paid an unforgettable visit to the UK Wolf Conservation Trust (UKWCT) where the 12 resident wolves made fascinating subjects for both sets of students.


The UKWCT work to provide support to a number of wolf conservation projects around the world, with an emphasis on Europe, all aimed at keeping wolves in the wild. One of their key aims is to provide wolf-related education programmes to young people and adults so they were delighted to welcome our students.

Photography students worked with wildlife photographer Bob Brind-Surch and captured some excellent photos of the wolves. Such was the impact of this that the students came away from the session keen to return for another and all wanting to purchase telephoto lenses to allow them to take better wildlife photos.  Bob said afterwards:

“I thoroughly enjoyed the day and the students were a credit to the college”.

Photography student Rebecca Arkell said:

“It was an amazing experience that college gave us. The wolves were so cute and fluffy. Bob was so nice and helpful and had a lot of experience that he passed on to us.”

Art students had an equally rewarding experience as they had the opportunity to work with either a sculptor to produce wolf images in stone or with a ceramicist to create clay models inspired by the wolves.


Word of this great experience has already begun to spread and next year’s prospective students have already heard about the trip and asked about it during their interviews. The UKWCT are also keen to welcome visitors from the college again so look out for more photos later on in the year.

For more information about the UKWCT visit their website

Take a look at Bob Brind Surch's wildlife photos at

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