Students and staff vow to clean up local area

12th December 2022

Students and staff from Stratford-upon-Avon College took out bin bags and rubbish grabbers recently to help clean up the college grounds and surrounding area.

The College is currently undertaking an exciting multi-million-pound refurbishment project and its students and staff are keen uphold the college’s high standards of cleanliness throughout.

Litter pick team
Staff and students came together to help clean up the college and surrounding areas

The litter picking team put on their gloves and went to work. Splitting into small teams, the litter pickers went around the exterior of the campus grounds, close to a busy road and pedestrian routes, and picked up any rubbish they could find.

The team were pleased to have had a positive impact and managed to clear lots of litter

After the initial afternoon littered with fun, the group will now be meeting once a month to upkeep the green aesthetic on campus and will refuse to be beaten when it comes to keeping the area clean!

Assistant Principal, Sandra White, commented: “Stratford-upon-Avon College’s students and staff have really shown that they care how their college is perceived and presented. We are going through a huge phase of redevelopment, and it is important that we make improvements in every area we can. By committing to reducing litter and increasing the awareness and importance of recycling it is also a huge step to reaching our sustainability goals.”

Litter picking team leader and Campus Co-ordinator, Jackie Handy, was proud of the team: “It really shows that the College’s students and staff have pride and a commitment to improve the environment, also with a view to raising awareness of littering and recycling within the local community.”

Find out more about the College's sustainability goals: Sustainability