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Picking up the Pieces

Date Posted: 26/03/2015 | Posted In: Latest news

QE students worked alongside the Mayor of Darlington, Councillor Gerald Lee, to make the local environment better by clearing up litter in Stanhope Park and Duke Street.

The College’s Student Association Executive and students involved in Project Costa Rica willingly volunteered to be a part of “Litter Free Durham’s BIG Spring Clean 2015” after hearing a talk from the Mayor about how litter kills wildlife, blights communities and costs a massive amount to remove it.

Armed with litter picking equipment and high visibility jackets, students and members of staff filled up bags with all manner of rubbish from all sorts of places, including from up trees and under bushes! The event was so well attended that more equipment had to be sent for, showing that young people really do care about their environment

Beccy Stannard, Student Services Coordinator, said:

‘It was great to see so many students getting involved, helping out in the community. QE and the Borough Council wish to thank everyone who came along and helped to make our ‘Big Spring Clean’ such a great success.’