SERC students upcycle in aid of Australian wildlife

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RESPONSE: Students from SERC created home-made items as part of the Global response to the Australian wildfires. Back from left: Kirsty Smith, Adam McBride, Effie Adair, Shauneen Montgomery. Front from left: Jessica Mullan, Helen Thompson, ARC hub, Liza Kennedy and SERC Lecturer, Michelle Mulligan.

STUDENTS from SERC’s Access to University course in Bangor got together to create upcycled products in a bid to help Australian wildlife such as koalas, wallabies, bush babies, bats, possums and some lizards following the recent bush fires.

Speaking about the student’s efforts and acts of kindness, Michelle Mulligan, Access lecturer said, “The students were inspired to do something by the heart-rending scenes on the news. With their knowledge of upcycling and desire not to cause further environmental damage, they hunted their houses for old sheets and left-over wool which was then transformed into pouches, liners and nests for a variety of Australian native animals. Over 100 items were crafted and handed over to Helen Thompson, Director of the Australian Rescue Craft Guild (ARC) hub for Northern Ireland and ROI, who came along to SERC to speak to the students and thank them for their efforts.”

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