Lifestart students take the lead on dog mess awareness

Lifestart students take the lead on dog mess awareness

Lifestart students take the lead on dog mess awareness

Falkirk Campus based Lifestart students have teamed up with Green Dog Walkers to raise awareness of dog mess in public places.

A group of nine Forth Valley College students manned a stall at the Falkirk Campus reception on Friday 18 March – and one Robert Harley (18) from Bonnybridge – even raised a helping paw by donning a special dog suit to highlight the worthy cause.

Along with Jennifer Terris, a Litter Officer at Falkirk Council and the Green Dog Walkers organisation, they set themselves a target of getting at least 10 responsible dog owning students and staff to sign a pledge to the cause and receive a badge, free poop bags and a doggy ID tag. However within minutes of setting up they had already bagged this number and they set about acquiring more.

Access and Progression Lecturer Jean Jones, said:

“In class dog mess was the main thing the students identified as being annoying in the environment and they decided to do something about it by having an awareness day. They contacted Jennifer Terris and she came to talk to them about the Green Dog Walkers.

“They have done remarkably well and passed their pledge target very quickly and I am very proud of them all.”

 

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