STUDENTS from Bideford College have launched an environmentally-friendly litter campaign in woodland near their school. Seeking a project to put something back into their community, the Year 11 students surveyed fellow pupils before coming up with their p

STUDENTS from Bideford College have launched an environmentally-friendly litter campaign in woodland near their school.Seeking a project to put something back into their community, the Year 11 students surveyed fellow pupils before coming up with their plan for environmentally-friendly recycling bins in Moreton Park woods.Their survey revealed that many students visited the woods and had found them full of litter.After identifying the project, the students set to work in partnership with local youth organisation Wings, the Princes Trust and Torridge District council.The Princes Trust has given £750 in funding and after the students spent several weeks clearing areas of the wood and constructing the bins, Torridge District Council is placing them at either end of the woodland and is including them on the recycling collection route.Students felt they had learned a lot from the project, having to work with many different people, do research into design etc and manage money and their time. They also felt their new-found skills would help them in their adult working life.