The College welcomed representatives from the Rotary Club of Newton Abbot who presented a cheque for £150 during the inaugural meeting of the College’s newly formed Eco Council.
The Council, a student-led body created to look at implementing environmentally friendly opportunities and spread awareness across the College, opened their meeting with initial discussions about contract waste management, tree planting schemes and recycling practices. The donation was made by Rotary representative, Martin Smith, following a pitch delivered by the Eco Council to the Rotary Club, who chose them as worthy beneficiaries of the money.
It is hoped that the money can be used towards the purchase of tree bundles from the Woodland Trust to plant on site following an upcoming environmental review and tree survey. The College will be working towards an Eco School Status Bronze Award in the coming months.
Year 13 student, Harry Partridge, said: “It is great for students of all years to come together to drive ecological and sustainability projects forward. If we can raise the environmental bar high enough in Newton Abbot College, then hopefully other schools and colleges in the area will follow.”