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.@TamesideCollege Students aspire to help local wildlife

Aspirations students at Tameside College are working with Tameside Wildlife Intervention Team to help make the area a better place for birds and animals.

The students, who have been allocated a plot of land in Denton by the organisation, have built wooden bird boxes with the help of the college’s carpentry and joinery department to help the area’s population flourish.

They will be visiting their site in the coming weeks to put up their bird boxes and install miniature cameras to help monitor the activities of the birds that use them.

Alongside the bird boxes, the students will also be helping the wildlife team to clear the area of litter, create log piles, build fox dens and generally maintain their plot over the summer.

The idea behind the project is to help Aspirations students learn new skills outside of the classroom such as practical hands on skills and communication whilst putting something back into the community.

Tameside Wildlife Intervention Team is a volunteer group which works to help protect local wildlife, raise funds for local wildlife charities and bring together the community to be more active in the countryside.

Joanne Wilson, Aspirations teacher at Tameside College, said: “The students really enjoyed spending time building the bird boxes from start to finish. I’m really looking forward to them being put to good use and seeing what else our students can accomplish in the future with the group.”

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