Learners swap their classroom for the countryside
Learners studying at Coleg y Cymoedd’s Aberdare Campus undertook some community participation work in conjunction with Rhondda Cynon Taf’s Streetcare Team. The learners studying on the Level 1 and Level 2 Computing courses completed this task earlier this month as part of their Welsh Baccalaureate qualification.
The two day activity saw the learners involved in clearance work along a section of the Tram Road within their community, between Trecynon and Penywaun, Aberdare. Armed with litters picks and refuse sacks the group of learners worked alongside officers as they cut back the overgrowth; clearing the area of fly-tipping and litter as they went.
Course tutors Michaela Jones and Sharon Corns were extremely proud of the commitment and hard work shown by the learners in undertaking this task. They stated “The learners were an absolute credit to the college. They worked hard over the two days clearing overgrown shrubs, items that had been discarded along the route and lots of litter. They were really pleased with the difference they had made, as this is a beautiful area of countryside, well used by walkers and cyclists as there’s a lot of history linked to this community”.
Tim Jones, Enforcement Officer with RCT’s Streetcare Team commented “I would like to thank the learners from the college; I was really impressed with their work and enthusiasm. They helped carry out an extremely challenging task, working well as a team alongside the officers from Streetcare and collected over 3 tonnes of waste over the 2 days. I think they enjoyed the task and had job satisfaction from seeing the difference their work had made to the area – well done, a fantastic effort!”