Wirral Met students improve woodland paradise with bird boxes and bug hotels – Birkenhead News

Students from Wirral Met College put their skills to good use to build bird boxes and bug hotels for the new peaceful woodland area for staff, patients and visitors at The Clatterbridge Cancer Center NHS Foundation Trust.

The ‘Woodland Glade’ at Clatterbridge Cancer Center – Wirral has recently been developed as a landscaped outdoor area for anyone who needs a moment of rest and relaxation.

The transformation of the space comes with the implementation of Clatterbridge’s first Green Plan – Creating a Greener CCC – which aims to drive sustainable change across the Trust.

Kerry Gibbons, Sustainability Program Manager said: “As sustainability lead for the Trust, part of my role involves looking at the green spaces around our hospitals and identifying ways we can support opportunities to improve biodiversity.

“At our Wirral site we are very fortunate to have an area of ​​woodland behind the hospital. We wanted to develop the site in a green and sustainable way – reducing carbon emissions and improving biodiversity, in line with our Green Plan.

“We approached Wirral Met College for their help and luckily they said yes – we are so grateful for their support! We look forward to seeing the space come together and their students’ wonderful creations being used by our local wildlife.”

Wirral Met student Leighton said, “So many people have a connection with Clatterbridge – it’s great to be part of something that gives back and to know that I’m doing something that others can enjoy. It’s really satisfying to see the end result of our hard work.”

Karen Campbell, Construction Progress Coach at Wirral Met College said: “It was such a group effort. The timber for the project was kindly donated by the Wirral Food Bank through the recycling of scrap wood.

“Our painting and decorating students researched the best eco-friendly paint to use, working alongside our carpentry students to create something that both animals and people could enjoy.

“We firmly believe that students can achieve their ambitions and are committed to ensuring that this becomes a reality for them.

“We want to guide them and prepare them with the skills and expertise for real life. Seeing the confidence of the students and their enthusiasm to give back to the local community made us so proud of them.”

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