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Mururu Learner Guides Course 2019

Our sixth form Learner Guides went to Makore in the Save Conservancy for an intense course run by Mururu Hospitality. Each morning started with an early bush walk – identifying birds, trees and game viewing along the river bank. Other topics included practical tracking, photography, ballistics, SCI measurements and skulls, radio procedure and use of a GPS.

Pupils also had a lecture on hospitality, table settings, etiquette for fine dining and the dos and don’ts of entertaining guests. One evening the discussion was on ethics – both in the hunting and the photographic industry. Some of our past pupils were in the top group hoping to go for their proficiency exam at the end of the year.

Their hunting was not successful but they learnt a lot about the effort required when doing approaches. We all had two sessions of practical firearms on the range which is a very competitive activity.

The course was described as an ‘information overload‘ by some but our pupils did well and they gained a good insight into the industry from talking to others who are further along their training.

Our thanks to the examiners and lecturers who gave up their time to come along and pass on their knowledge and those behind the scenes who did the planning and preparation.

Penny Raynor
i/c Conservation & Learner Guides

Photos courtesy of Kerry Orphanides