• Short Summary

    FOREST RANGERS FROM AFRICA ARE MAKING AN INTENSIVE STUDY IN BRITAIN FOR THE TECHNIQUES NEEDED TO TRAIN A FORESTRY LABOUR FORCE IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES.

  • Description

    1.
    LV PAN ACROSS 'DEAN FOREST'
    0.11

    2.
    CU FOREST SIGN BOARD
    0.16

    3.
    SV TREE TOPS, ??? DOWN TO STUDENTS IN CLEARING
    0.24

    4.
    SV STUDENT FE???NG TREE
    0.43

    5.
    GV GROUP TAKING NOTES
    0.48

    6.
    SV STUDENTS MEASURING TREE 2 SHOTS
    1.10

    7.
    SV STUDENTS WALK THROUGH WOOD TOWARDS OTHER STUDENTS
    1.24

    8.
    CU JOHNSON AMANI FROM TANZANIA, LOOKING ON
    1.29

    9.
    CU YOTHAM KIWALAKA FROM TANZANIA LOOKING ON
    1.34

    10.
    SV & CU STUDENT TAKING NOTES (2 SHOTS)
    1.44

    11.
    CU JOHNSON AMANI
    1.47

    12.
    SV, CU TRACTOR TOWING TREES PAST (2 SHOTS)
    2.09

    13.
    LV FELLED TREES STACKED IN COMPOUND
    2.16

    14.
    LV & SV STUDENT SHARPING SAW'S UNDER THE INSTRUCTION OF ROGER TWALLING (3 SHOTS)
    2.44

    15.
    CU STUDENT SHARPENING SAW (2 SHOTS)
    2.57

    16.
    SV STUDENTS AT WORK
    3.01



    Initials MA/VS/JB/SS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FOREST RANGERS FROM AFRICA ARE MAKING AN INTENSIVE STUDY IN BRITAIN FOR THE TECHNIQUES NEEDED TO TRAIN A FORESTRY LABOUR FORCE IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES.

    THEY ARE JUST COMPLETING THE FIRST STAGES OF A SIX MONTH COURSE THE DEAN FORESTER SCHOOL, IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE IN THE WEST OF ENGLAND.

    THE SCHOOL WAS FOUNDED IN 1904 AND IS BRITAIN'S OLDEST FORESTER TRAINING ESTABLISHMENT AND OVER THE YEARS HAS TRAINED HUNDREDS OF OVERSEAS FORESTERS.

    THE PRESENT COURSE BEGAN AT THE END OF JANUARY AND ENDS IN JULY AND INCLUDES STUDENTS FROM TANZANIA, KENYA, NIGERIA, ZAMBIA, GAMBIA, UGANDA AND MALAWI.

    THEIR WORK IN THE FOREST OF DEAN COVERS ALL ASPECTS OF LABOUR CONTROL AS WELL AS PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT OF FORESTS. THE COURSE GIVES THEM PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITY OF SEEING THE WAYS IN WHICH BRITISH FORESTERS DEAL WITH THEIR OWN TREE GROWING PROBLEMS.

    ALSO INCLUDED ARE SAFE WORKING TECHNIQUES AND THE DESIGN OF FOREST TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY.

    SYNOPSIS: THE FOREST OF DEAN IN BRITAIN'S WEST COUNTRY - MORE THAN 200 SQUARE MILES OF TREES, AND STILL RETAINING ITS TRUES FOREST CHARACTER. IT'S HERE THAT THE BRITISH FORESTRY COMMISSION ORGANISE AND RUN THE DEAN FORESTER SCHOOL. MOST OF THE STUDENTS COME FROM OVERSEAS FOR AN INTENSIVE STUDY IN BRITAIN OF THE TRAINING TECHNIQUES NEEDED TO PRODUCE A SKILLED FORESTRY LABOUR FORCE.

    STUDENTS - MOST OF THEM FROM AFRICA - SPEND SIX MONTHS IN THE FOREST OF DEAN. THEY ALSO STUDY SAFE WORKING TECHNIQUES AND THE DESIGN OF FOREST TOOLS. HERE THE TREES ARE MOSTLY BEECHES AND OAKS -- VASTLY DIFFERENT FROM THESE THEY'LL BE TAKING CARE OF IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES. THE COURSE LASTS SIX MONTHS - AND THIS ONE ENDS IN JULY. IT'S ATTRACTED STUDENTS FROM TANZANIA, KENYA, NIGERIA, ZAMBIA, GAMBIA, UGANDA AND MALAWI.

    JOHNSON AMANI FROM TANZANIA IS AMONG THOSE ON THE COURSE. ANOTHER FROM TANZANIA IS YOTHAM MUKWAMA KIWALAKA. THE SCHOOL WAS FOUNDED IN 1904 AND IS BRITAIN'S OLDEST FORESTER TRAINING ESTABLISHMENT. OVER THE YEARS IT HAS TRAINED HUNDREDS OF OVERSEAS FORESTERS. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF THE COURSE IS THE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT OF FORESTS. AND THEY ARE SEEING THE WAYS IN WHICH BRITISH FORESTERS DEAL WITH THEIR OWN TREE-GROWING PROBLEMS. IN ADDITION TO FORESTRY THE STUDENTS ALSO HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT SOME ROMAN ANTIQUITIES INCLUDING A WELL PRESERVED ROAD, A VILLA AND AN IRON-ORE WORKING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACJG2HQMIVZ1NBF8C4DLZ0C2GH
    Media URN:
    VLVACJG2HQMIVZ1NBF8C4DLZ0C2GH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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