Students from Foundation and Progression at East Coast College have had a busy term.
This week has seen 13 classes from Foundation and Progression head to the coast in order to complete a beach clean between Lowestoft and Caister. This covered 15 miles of coastline in East Anglia.
The Prince’s Trust group joined forces with Gardline, Sea Life Centre and Norfolk Beach Cleans to sweep Great Yarmouth Beach from Premier Inn to the Britania Pier, collecting over 76kg of rubbish.
Representatives from James Paget University Hospital also joined our Project Search interns, sweeping Gorleston Beach. Broads, Self & Home, Enterprise, Wilder Skills, Life & Living and Progression courses turned out in force; sometimes battling the inclement weather to complete the project.
The cleans were registered with Million Mile Clean, who kindly gifted free equipment; supporting their Million Mile Campaign asking volunteers to clean blue, green or urban space this May.
Work experience at Somerleyton Hall gardens has continued with students re-potting plants, deadheading daffodils and edging lawns around the vegetable patches.
The Enterprise students grew and delivered strawberry plants to the residents of the Grove Care Home in South Lowestoft and continued with their plant sales. In addition they have raised money for refugees from the Ukraine through holding a café, selling raffle tickets for a welded sunflower and a name the bear competition. They raised £150 for this cause.
The Wilder Skills students have completed work experience at Carlton Marshes Wildlife Trust, Pathways Care Farm and Redwings Animal Rescue Centre carrying out a variety of tasks.
The Enterprise groups and Wilder Skills group will be visiting ZSEA’s Banham Zoo in the near future in order to learn more about animal conservation.