On a cold day in January Year 9 students took time out of their school studies to give back to their local community. The first task assigned to them was to collect rubbish from the fringes of school grounds that had gathered over the course of the year. This meant that they could check on the newly planted tree saplings donated by Woodlands Trust. This is an initiative by the school to improve the biodiversity of the grounds and enhance the wildlife corridors for mammals through hedges.
Year 9 collecting rubbish and checking on the tree saplings that run adjacent to Finchale Road
The bags of rubbish collect from around the area of the local shops
Year 9 girls collecting rubbish and recycling plastic on the green spaces near the playground
It is hoped that the school can provide care for the community on a regular basis in the future, as part of being community stewards and supporting internal initiaitives, such as the Duke of Edinburgh and BTEC Citizenship Awards. Once again the students who gave up there time were ambassadors for the school and assets for their local community.
Mohammed collecting litter from the pavement alongside the school on Finchale Road
The Year 9 St Paul’s Academy students recycled plastic waste and collected rubbish in the local community
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