Students and staff at Trafford College volunteered their time to take part in a community activity to tidy up the local areas around the Altrincham campus.
On Thursday 5 June the group of volunteers met outside Trafford College in Altrincham to be split into groups. Provided with bin bags, litter picks and fluorescent tabards, the groups set off to areas such as Broadheath and Altrincham Town Centre.
Being part of voluntary activities is extremely beneficial for students CVs and their employability so it is a great opportunity to be a part of something that could really help them in the future. Additionally, getting involved in extracurricular activities gives students the chance to mix with people from different departments.
With safety on the mind, students stayed out of the roads and were told to avoid any sharp or dangerous objects. Luckily the weather, even though a little cool early on, stayed dry and the groups picked up litter for two hours. Sixteen bags of litter were collected in Altrincham and this made a real difference to the look of the area.
Trafford College enjoy building good local relationships, whether that’s with businesses or with neighbours in residential areas, and by contributing to the upkeep and cleanliness of the surrounding areas, it is hoped that the efforts of the students and staff are appreciated.