Students help local church with conservation work

9th December 2022

Dagenham Parish Church grounds have been overhauled thanks to a group of students.

The Public and Protective Services students from Barking & Dagenham College, volunteered to help the church with its conservation project to clear the site.

This is the sixth year students from the College have volunteered on the project, which was set up to provide the local community with safe access to the church grounds and its wildlife areas.

Students help local church with conservation work Picture 4 The Public services students at the Remembrance Services on 11th Nov 2022 with their Tutor Gwen E

Over a two-week period, the students really got stuck in, clearing and preparing the churchyard. As well as making the site more usable again, it was also a great opportunity for the students to put into practice a lot of the skills they have been working on, such as teamwork and leadership. It was also a way to demonstrate the skills and values they are learning, including protecting and preserving the community.

Gwen Edwards, Protective Services Lecturer at Barking & Dagenham College said: “The students put a lot of hard work into helping to clear the site and the results speak for themselves. It looks really good, and we know there has been some great feedback about it. We’re delighted that we can help with projects like this. The students should be proud of what they have achieved.”

Students help local church with conservation work Picture 2 From left to right Melissa Bernadette Wairama Charlotte Yates Caleb Pleasats Wright
Students help local church with conservation work Picture 1 From left to right Victor Ghibea Callum Richmond Ioana Busuioc abd Tanbir Edris

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