A group of BTEC Business students from the College Merthyr Tydfil were fortunate to join TV presenter, Kate Humble, as part of the Barefoot wine beach clean up project at Penarth seafront on Friday 12th September.
Environmental campaigner and TV presenter Kate Humble has been helping with the nationwide campaign, which includes the Surfers Against Sewage charity, to clean British beaches and rid our shores of rubbish.
The students and a number of local volunteers worked with Kate on the two hour clean up of the beach which saw them remove bucket loads of rubbish and debris.
Business student Melissa Murphy said “I really enjoyed the experience. It brought to life all of the theory that we have been learning as part of our sustainability modules. I’m also a member of the college’s Eco committee so helping to protect the environment is something which I feel really passionate about”.
Jen Spencer, Business lecturer at The College Merthyr Tydfil commented “It is not just about our local environment, but the national environment as well. Projects like this give student a great awareness of the issues.”
Student Casey Chinnock added: “We are studying environment and sustainability as part of the Welsh Baccalaureate. Taking part in something like this is valuable. Talking about it is one thing, doing something about it is another.”
The campaign aims to reduce litter on the UK’s beaches by 50% by 2020.
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