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Students help clear up West Ham Park

PUBLISHED: 15:27 14 January 2016 | UPDATED: 15:27 14 January 2016

St Bonaventure's students help to clear up the pond in West Ham Park

St Bonaventure's students help to clear up the pond in West Ham Park

Di Halliwell

Biology students traded the classroom for the great outdoors when they donned their wellies and helped clear up a pond and wildlife garden.

The Year 12 students from St Bonaventure’s school were invited to help out at West Ham Park by the support officer, who needed assistance with restoring some of the park’s habitats.

As the eight teenagers are studying ecology as part of their A-Level course at the Boleyn Road school, it provided a perfect opportunity to get some hands-on experience.

Science teacher, Mr Cawley, organised the clean-up and said: “They were able to see how important habitats are and do their bit for the community too.”

West Ham Park is the largest in the borough and has been owned by the City of London for 140 years.

It relies on volunteers to keep it clean and tidy for both visitors and wildlife, with the St Bonaventure’s students playing an important role in preparing the park’s natural habitats for the spring.

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