Students from Richard Taunton Sixth Form College have recently been giving back to the community as part of a National Citizen Service programme.
The programme is run by the Saints Foundation in partnership with NCS. It has been designed to help young people develop skills in leadership, teamwork, confidence, self-esteem, and communication.
Sport students, as well as high-achieving students from across the college, took part in the two-week programme. They kicked off the experience by getting involved in a mixture of outdoor activities, including canoeing and archery, at New Forest Activity Centre.
During the second half of the programme, the students focused on community social action. This included litter picking in the local area and doing some conservation work in a local cemetery. Students also enjoyed visiting the Senior Saints for a tea and chat session.
Stephanie Allen, teacher, said:
‘Taking part in the NCS programme has been an amazing experience for our students. They have picked up loads of new skills and made some new friends. I am so proud of them, especially considering the effort they put in to give back to our community.’