Stratford College benefits from a year of dedicated litter picking - The Stratford Observer

Stratford College benefits from a year of dedicated litter picking

Stratford Editorial 14th Jul, 2023   0

STUDENTS at Stratford College have been giving the Wombles a run for their money.

The green-minded group of staff and students have just completed their final litter pick of the academic year.

The college has committed to reduce litter across the campus to help reach its sustainability goals.

And every month, students and staff have gathered for the litter picks around the college grounds and surrounding areas. Different groups of students attended each session – including groups from the performing arts, public services and foundation learning departments.




The students have really enjoyed taking part, with multiple students volunteering for repeat sessions.

Foundation learning students Laura Bartley and Lucie Hemmings took part in the litter picks regularly.


Laura said: “It helps to keep the college clean and doing it regularly allows us to keep on top of it.”

Lucie added: “It’s great to work as a group, be out in the fresh air and help the environment.”

The foundation learning students volunteered more than any other group on campus, which led to them winning a sustainability award from the college.

Jackie Handy, Campus Co-Ordinator and lead of the litter picking group, said she was incredibly proud of what the staff and students had accomplished.

She added: “I can’t thank everyone enough for all of their hard work this year. The dedication of all the staff and students, whether they took part once, or were regular participators, was incredible. I’m so pleased that we have been able to do our bit to keep the campus clean and help the environment.”

The sessions will continue in September.

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