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QE students go green for Darlington Forest Project

Date Posted: 25/03/2021 | Posted In: Latest news

The SA and Interact Club from QE have continued to show their support for the local community and environment by participating in the Darlington Forest Project. The initiative, which has seen over 6800 trees planted so far, aims to double the number of trees in Darlington by 2030 to counteract deforestation within the local area. Once planted, the trees will belong to the people of Darlington allowing for more green spaces to be discovered by residents. QE students spent a weekend planting 50 trees on the Tornado Way community section on the outskirts of the town with an area having been reserved especially for the College.

Charlotte Stewart, Interact Club member, comments: ‘We’re looking forward to seeing our 50 trees grow in the future. It’s great to be involved in something that will not only improve Darlington but the world as a whole’. Nancy Wall, Student Services Co-ordinator at QE, adds: ‘The organisation of the scheme was fantastic, as was the weather when we planted our trees. Trees provide countless benefits. They act as shelter for animals, absorb carbon dioxide, improve the health of soil, the list goes on and on. Everyone should take part in this project!’ For more information on the SA and College’s Interact Club, please contact Nancy Wall (nwall@qeliz.ac.uk), Student Services Co-ordinator