Students Coastal Clean-up

Environmentally friendly students from Elmwood College were busy recently when they embarked on a coastal clean-up in Leven.

Braving the weather, members of staff and student volunteers from the General Studies Course joined forces to help clear Leven beach shoreline of rubbish. The students spent the day collecting all kinds of rubbish and deposited it appropriately in the local authority refuse collection point. The students’ experience will help form their community project which is part of their studies.

Student Jackie Smith said, “We were all really surprised by the mess when we arrived there. I really wish people would keep the beach clean and put their rubbish in the bins provided. It has a huge effect on the environment and local wildlife”

Student Development Lecturer, Hazel McDonald said, “There was quite a lot of debris lying around and from the start we knew there was a lot of work to be done. It was satisfying to help clear the beach and to see the results of the students’ hard work. It was both an enjoyable and rewarding day”.

The students now plan to return fortnightly until June to help with the continuing work there.



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