Learners at The College of Enfield, Haringey and North East London have been volunteering as part a project with Vinvolved and Haringey Council to improve the local area.

ESOL (English as a Second Language) students aged between 16 and 18 gave up their free time to improve Lea Valley Regional Park. During the day they cleared out a pond and made way for an artificial river to connect to the natural river.

Nur Mohammed (18) said: “It was hard work but a good experience and useful to know about the natural habitat, such as trees that are over 100 years old, small rivers and different types of flowers.”

Tutor, Florence Delacroix, said:  The students worked very hard and I’m really proud that they carried it out with such enthusiasm.”

Nnenna from V-involved, who worked hard to set the project up, said: “We’re going to have a ceremony to thank the learners who participated where they’ll be given a certificate, and look forward to running similar projects in the next academic year.”