Canterbury College - World Wildlife Day 2022
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World Wildlife Day 2022

On Thursday 3 March, students and staff came together to celebrate World Wildlife Day and raise awareness for the animals that live in the wild that contribute to human well-being and sustainable development and fight against wildlife crime.

Throughout the day, students all over the College had the chance to meet a range of animals such as giant land tortoises, alongside some of our Spring Lane invertebrates including tarantulas and stick insects.

We also joined forces with the Wildwood Trust, a local centre of excellence for the conservation of British Wildlife. Their team visited the College to give our students more insight into the work they do and their dedication to saving Britain’s most threatened wildlife.

Sweet treats were also on offer as Catering students also made shortbread biscuits to raise money for the Wildwood Trust, which were sold in our onsite café and bistro, Streetside.

In-keeping with the theme, our Media and Theatrical Media Make-up students were offering wild face-painting throughout the day.

The Students’ Union put on a fun competition to raise awareness for World Wildlife Day, where students could pose in their jungle-themed photobooth.

The Students’ Union Green Officer, Chloe Parker, arranged for the environmental society to promote their upcoming campaigns and how green changes will be implemented around the College.

At Canterbury College, it is important for us to instil a sense of social responsibility in our students and it was fantastic to see so many individuals in our community learn more about wildlife, and to have fun and interact with the activities on the day.