Lower Sixth Formers Daniel Bello, Alex Edun, Oscar Calvert and David Hamel-Henn spent an enjoyable afternoon on Wednesday 23 September at Parkwood Country Park, helping with some vital conservation work.
The boys, who are in their first year of studying for the International Baccalaureate (IB), chose to help preserve this local green space as part of their creativity, activity, service (CAS) programme, which is an integral part of the IB.
Parkwood Country Park, managed by Bedford Borough County Council for the benefit of local residents, relies on volunteers for much of this work. The IB boys, using their initiative, thought that lending a helping hand would be a fantastic way to give back to the local community.
The boys, under the guidance of the Community Volunteer Coordinator and biology teacher Mr Palmer, cleared alder trees from the pond edge to prevent them out-competing and inhibiting the growth of other plant species. Thanks to the boys’ hard work and determination, they were able to help maintain the biodiversity of the area and ensure that it continues to provide pleasure for local people in the community.
Overall, it was a wonderful experience for all, and we look forward to continuing this long-standing relationship between the Borough Council and our IB Service Learning Programme.