Students who take part in an youth leadership project called ‘My World, My Home’ organised a tree planting activity at our Basford Campus for World Earth Day, with support from Nottingham College Students’ Union and the college’s Environmental and Sustainability Committee.
My World, My Home project is powered by Friends of the Earth that works with students to plan a social action project around sustainability and the environment.
The students wanted to plan trees that produce blossom and fruit that would attract wildlife and insects. After doing their research and working with a local garden centre they sourced 4 trees that have been planted today.
‘After the year we have had, it is great to see students working together to do something positive for the college and the environment. It’s so important that we give students the opportunity to work together on projects, and feel empowered to make a difference.’ – Liam Perkins, Wellbeing Coordinator for Student Voice.
‘ I think it’s important to try and help protect the environment so joining my World my Home was a lovely club that was so friendly and well organised my Hannah Evans. I have really enjoyed being part of the club and planning the Tree Planting event! I hope that this can be a continuing club that attracts more members to be Eco Warriors — Elsa Lily Novak, Art and Design Foundation student
‘It so nice to see people taking initiative to help our environment . What happened today, on Earth Day, was so beautiful and I think people would truly appreciate it in the future. – Nasida Henry A‑Level Student.
A special thank you to Simon Hudson from the Estates Team at Basford for supporting the students planting.