It’s been a busy time recently for members of the Richmond student society, The Green Project, which aims to improve the local community environment through hands-on volunteer work.

The first river clean-up of Spring 2019 was held recently in Wandle Park, Colliers Wood. Hero for the day was new Green Project Officer Natalie Harmon who got the students to the site in good time from Richmond for the Health and Safety briefing.

They were joined by the students of Richmond’s Great British Baking Society under the leadership of Leah Wood and new VP Alexis Mazzata who, along with Romina Rau and Szymon Drozd, excelled with their delicious Valentine’s Day themed cakes and bakes.

Dr Wayne Clark, faculty advisor to both clubs, said, “I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the students who came to Wandle Park recently and helped us remove many objects as well as the invasive plant, floating pennywort, from all the backwater channels in the park. It can be backbreaking work but it really makes a difference to the flow of the channels and helps improve the environment for all the visitors to the park. The icing on the cake was having members of Richmond’s Great British Baking Society attend with their fantastic cakes, our thanks go to all of them as well.