Students take part in National Citizenship Service
Post 16 students at King Edward VII have been celebrating the completion of their Social Action Project this summer with the formal graduation ceremony taking place at Snibston Discovery Centre on Wednesday 10th September.
Thirty students dedicated four weeks of their summer holiday on the residential programme, developing valuable skills for the future and took part in activities that really made a difference to improving the lives of residents of the Chestnut Care Home on London Road. The ‘region 2 cohort’ designed and painted the Care Home’s 6ft x 36 metre boundary wall with inspirational messages and paintings for the vulnerable adults that live there.
Andrew Bridgen MP visited the Care Home and said, “ The young people on the project are so enthusiastic and are a credit to the course”. Vicky Breckin, NCS Co-ordinator for Leicestershire said, “NCS is a once in a lifetime opportunity for young people. Young people have increased confidence, new friends, better CVs and employment and university applications as just some of the benefits of taking part”. Our students told Mr. Melvin the College Principal that they had an ‘awesome’ summer and would recommend it to other young people. Mr. Melvin said “NCS is a fabulous opportunity for our students and I am proud of their achievements this summer”