Students’ project to clean up their own back yard

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Students at Sheffield’s Hillsborough College have launched a project to tidy up their own back yard.

More than 40 students took part in a two-day environmental clean-up – with a team from Amey – right on their doorstep next to the Livesey Street campus.

The initiative was organised by the college in partnership with Amey and local businesses Mondelez International, the National Grid and Owlerton Stadium, who donated equipment including high visibility vests, litter pickers, gloves and rubbish bags.

The students, who are completing skills for employment, practical skills, horticulture and public service courses, cut back vegetation blocking the paths, tidied grass verges and picked litter to encourage the proper disposal of rubbish.

Their aim is to increase pride in the area and the local community, and to make a more attractive approach to Hillsborough College and the Victorian Wardsend cemetery at the end of Livesey Street.

The clean-up is part of a wider Livesey Street Project launched by the college and local organisations.