Four of our students will be joining forces to clean up Bourne Park and other areas of Pinewood during the month of February 2017.
The effort will form part of their BTEC business course. They chose to tackle the problem of litter head on as One sixth form has been criticised in the past for this issue.
The project manager is 17 year old Bradley Martyn from Ipswich. He said, “One sometimes gets blamed for littering in the area and I think that’s unfair. This will hopefully send out a very positive message to the general public that we care and we are doing our bit to help.
“We are all volunteering to clean up and will be getting some litter picking kits from the local council. This is a social enterprise project. We all have specific roles in the team. I think young people often get overly criticised so hopefully by doing this we can try and make people think differently.”
Fellow team member is Mason Seymour. He too is 17 and from Ipswich. He said, “The ultimate aim is to go into schools to explain what we have done and this will hopefully inspire others to set up similar schemes.”
Last year, a team from the college got involved in a national campaign called ‘Clean for the Queen’ where students tidied up in and around the college during her Majesty’s 90th birthday celebrations.
Deputy Principal, Jenny Milsom, said, “We take our role in the community extremely seriously and we always encourage our students to project themselves positively by their actions. I think that overall this is a great project and I’m proud of their considerate efforts.”