The College of West Anglia

Students Go Green for Beach Clean

King’s Lynn and Wisbech Uniformed Services students braved the cold on Thursday 13th December in a mission to clean two of Norfolk’s beaches.

Over 40 uniformed services students participated, with Wisbech students beginning in Snettisham and King’s Lynn students starting out at Hunstanton, all meeting at the midway point in Heacham.

The students collected litter and other waste harmful to the environment, including plastic bags and bottles. The students litter-picked for a couple of hours and covered a combined total of 8 miles.

The beach clean was part of a wider series of litter-picks across Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.

Programme Manager of Uniformed Services for Wisbech and King’s Lynn, Lee Mallott, said: “The work we’ve been doing today is very important and the event has been a great success. It’s been a good opportunity for the students to gain an understanding of environmental issues facing us today and to give something back to the community as well.”

One of the uniformed services students said: “It’s nice to get out of the classroom and the weather certainly woke me up! I feel like we’re making a difference by cleaning up our great beaches.”