Sam

Groundsman

What is your job role at Blackwell?

I am the Groundsman at Blackwell and have been here for 8 years. I first came on a residential and then took on the role of Activity Instructor. I then moved on to the maintenance department and having completed an apprenticeship in horticulture, a tractor driving course, PAT testing and been trained in using a chainsaw I am now experienced to look after our site.

What's your favourite thing about Blackwell?

I like when all the fields have been cut and looking over the park at all the lines in the grass. No two days are the same here so its good for variety. The snow makes the site look pretty cool.

Tell us something we don’t know about you?

I once did a 200 ft. bungee jump for charity in a pub car park! I also run a Cub Scout pack in Redditch and recently got my five years service as a leader. I have been in Scouting for 21 years starting at Beavers.

Sam - Blackwell Adventure