Animal management tutors and former students from Lancashire-based St Helens College cleared litter from nearby West Kirby beach.
They joined local residents for the clean-up event organised by the Marine Conservation Society and Wirral Parks and Countryside Rangers.
The staff and students picked up 10 green sacks of rubbish between them.
Mike Smillie, animal care lecturer, said: “The beach clean-up was the perfect opportunity to give back to the environment while discovering local wildlife on our doorstep.
“The college hopes to support the event next year too.”
Pic from left: Lecturer Lyndsey Cooper, former students Rachel Fraser, aged 24, and Joanne Price, 23, lecturer Katie Owens, former student Natasha Peters, 24, and lecturer Mike Smillie