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QE students seek to improve the environment

Date Posted: 09/12/2019 | Posted In: Latest news

The Interact Club and Green Team, student run societies from QE have launched an inspiring eco project with pupils from the Federation of Abbey Schools. The project, which aims to help wildlife and improve the local environment, began with the students teaching the pupils about the importance of bees and insects before they created seed bombs containing indigenous flowers and grass seeds. The focus of the afternoon session was the different types of wild birds which live in the area and how numbers have unfortunately decreased in recent years. To combat this, the group built several bird and hedgehog boxes which will be placed around both the College and School.

Hazel, a pupil from the Federation of Abbey Schools, comments: ‘I really enjoyed making a home for the hedgehogs so that they can hibernate safely in winter’. Daisy explains: ‘It was great to make seed bombs and help to save the bees’. Jess Elmore, Interact Club President, adds: ‘I’ve loved working with the younger children and it’s so important that we all do our bit for the environment’.

Nancy Wall, Student Services Co-ordinator at QE, concludes: ‘Both groups have been extremely positive about the project and the environmental knowledge that they possess is excellent. They have worked together to produce items which will hopefully help to improve the environment in Darlington and we will be carrying out our next project in the spring’.