Our conservation-conscious students have completed their annual Chesil Beach clean, cleverly collecting the cast offs for a recycling project – putting the refuse to good use!
Fifty students and staff from Foundation Learning and Military Preparation courses joined forces with environment campaigners Raw Foundation in the world’s war against its biggest ecological enemy – disposable plastic.
The Raw Foundation is a development organisation working with young people to build an environmentally sound, socially just and economically viable future. Their work focuses on education and awareness-raising, aiming to inspire and empower young people to act as conscious consumers and active global citizens.
Projects focus on learning, leadership and systems of consumption and production – particularly the harmful environmental and social impacts of producing, consuming and disposing of material goods.
Kingston Maurward College students have been working with Raw Foundation for four years on its annual beach clean. Section Lead Nicky Porter said: “All of the students work so hard are professional and responsible and are a credit to the college. This project is important not only because it gives a sense of community responsibility but also it raises environmental issues as well.
“We would like to thank all of the students for their efforts as well as the Coastal Rangers who provided us with the equipment, Quiddles Café who are brilliant and provide refreshments, the Dorset Waste Partnership who came down to support us and also take away any rubbish and the Crown Estates for their support.
In previous years the Raw Foundation has removed the waste to use in their own art, however this year students are putting the bounty to good use, collecting driftwood to incorporate into a worthwhile project to make gifts – including driftwood mirrors and decorations – to sell in the main house at our Open Day & Country Fair on Sunday 14th June.