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10 reasons to take up canoeing
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Desmond Family Canoe Trail
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A team of students from Bath College have spent the day helping to look after the historic Kennet & Avon Canal in Bath.
The twelve students, who are aged between 16 and 19, were working with the Trust, along the canal near the centre of Bath.
The students were kept busy cutting back overhanging trees and clearing nettles from along the towpath. The group also did a litter pick, removed some fly tipped timber and cleaned some railings that were covered in a green slimy moss.
Max Ward, from the Trust, said: "The students did a great job and thanks to their efforts the canal already looks much tidier along this stretch. Keeping the canal looking tip top is a constant job so it’s great we have groups of volunteers like the students from Bath College who donate their time and help us look after the waterways."
Julie Tonks, from Bath College said: "The students really enjoy their time volunteering on the canal and it is a good opportunity to get them out of the classroom and develop their skills and confidence. They worked hard clearing the nettles and had a real sense of achievement to see the difference they had made at the end of the day."
Keen to volunteer with the Trust? Take a look here to find out how you can take part.
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