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PORTSMOUTH College students joined their Ugandan counterparts to give Queen Elizabeth Country Park an environmental makeover.

Public service students volunteered at the park, near Petersfield, with staff from the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.

They took part in pond clearing and hedge management during the day.

Peter Bolton, head of the college’s uniformed public services, said: ‘As part of their induction programme we try and come up with a variety of different activities.

‘A lot of our year one students are doing their Duke of Edinburgh Award too and it goes towards that.

‘It was a great day and they achieved a lot.

‘For students thinking about a public service career it was a good way to introduce them to it.’