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A clean sweep for local community project

1,000 student volunteers from across the College worked together to improve Sunderland city centre. They cleared more than 30 market units, collected five tonnes of rubbish and painted dozens of shop fronts.

Students and staff from Sunderland College worked together with Sunderland Business Improvement District Team, Sunderland City Council and Greggs on ‘Clean Sweep’, part of Project 100, to help make a difference to the local community.

The students made a valuable contribution to the development of their city and learnt new skills that would prepare them for progression after college.

Ruth Magnus, Personal Development Leader at Sunderland College, said:

“Some of our students stayed behind when their jobs were finished to continue to help the Project, it was brilliant to see everyone filled with community spirit and really engaging in the activities. When jobs were completed earlier than expected staff and students often looked for other things to do, identifying streets to sweep and additional litter to pick outside of the allocated areas – they really wanted to make a difference.”

The College has a strong sense of social responsibility and these projects help maintain its position at the heart of the local community.

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