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Friday, 31 October 2014

Workington apprentice enjoys Indian adventure

A Workington apprentice had the experience of a lifetime when she travelled more than 4,000 miles to a remote town in India.

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Tamsin Clark: ’It was amazing’

Tamsin Clark, 22, of Hartside Court, was chosen by Amcor at Salterback to go on a two-week environmental expedition to Kullu in the Himalayas after putting in an application.

She was the only person chosen from the firm’s 13 UK sites to go to India along with four other workers from across Europe.

The project was set up by Earthwatch, a not-for-profit environmental organisation which has had a partnership with Amcor since 2001.

Tamsin’s role was to act as a citizen scientist helping Earthwatch and the Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development undertake a study to better understand the impact of climate change on Himalayan agriculture.

She helped a team of scientists collect data about wild and cultivated plants growing at different heights, and observed and recorded the activities of butterflies and bees.

Tamsin, a commercial apprentice, said: “It was amazing. It was going away and doing something different to my normal everyday work.”

Tamsin landed in New Delhi and undertook a four hour train journey and then a nine-hour drive to the isolated Kullu Valley.

She now has to write a report on her experiences and what she has learned for Amcor and Earthwatch.

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