Over seventy Sixth Form students from Newton Abbot College armed themselves with refuse bags and litters pickers to take part in a beach clean as part of their PSHEE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) day.
Following a series of assemblies highlighting global environmental issues, the Year 12 and 13 students headed to Teignmouth beach to collect as much litter as possible to give back to the community.
After the clean, students were rewarded with time spent relaxing in the sunshine as a reminder of the importance of self-care, looking after their own welfare during a busy academic term.
The day was a great success, as Year 12 student, Amber Webber, described: “As regular visitors to Teignmouth beach, it was a really great opportunity to organise an event on a large scale to help give something back to the local community and fellow beach users. Relaxing on the beach that we had just cleaned, with all of our friends, was a great reminder of why it’s important to take time out, get out in the fresh air, and appreciate what you have in your life.”