Level 2 Animal Care students joined a community project to clean New Brighton beach, one of Wirral’s favourite beaches.

Twenty eight students braved a drizzly day to team up with the New Brightoners volunteer group to clear rubbish from the beach, which is adjacent to the town’s promenade and Floral Pavilion Theatre and extremely popular with families, sailors, jet skiers and dog walkers.

The beach is regularly cleaned by Wirral Council, supported by the New Brightoners. As well as contributing to this community project, the students’ efforts also linked in with their course conservation module.

Course Manager Lucy Cosgriff said: “Despite the dismal day the students worked hard with smiles on their faces and achieved a great result. I was really proud of them and their efforts were much appreciated by the volunteers.”