Students visit the seaside for Queen’s birthday campaign

Students from our Hartford campus took a trip to the beach to clean up the seafront for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebration.

Students from Mid Cheshire College’s Vocational Studies programme visited Pensarn Beach in Wales to take part in the clean-up as part of the Clean for the Queen campaign.

Armed with grabs, the students along with their tutors filled 8 full bags with rubbish found on the beach. All the waste was collected by Conwy County Borough Council for recycling. Clean for the queen 1

Michael Kirkman, Towards Independence Lecturer, said, “The students first said the beach looked lovely and clean, but when they started to walk along the beach they found lots of plastic that had been washed up or had been blown onto the beach.  The beach clean has helped to raise awareness of the problem we have with waste, in particular, plastic in the sea.”

“Our students were thanked by local residents and the waste collection staff for the work they carried out on the beach”

Mid Cheshire College Principal, Richard Hollywood, said: “This is another example of how concerned our students are about the environment, and I commend them for linking it to the Clean for the Queen initiative.”