Students reap benefits of volunteering

Remarkable students from Castle School Sixth Form, who have spent the last eight months working to better their community and improve the lives of Thornbury residents, have been recognised for their volunteering achievements with an Award ceremony.

Sixth formers who took part in Castle School’s volunteering programme “Castle in the Community”, acted as peer mentors for their fellow classmates or volunteered under their own initiative were rewarded for their contribution at the ceremony on Wednesday 2 May.

Members of the charities and organisations they worked for watched as they were presented with certificates by Mayor Cllr Helen Harrison for their outstanding contribution to their town.

Testimonials written by the host organisations on their students were glowing in their praise

It has been a very positive experience for us all.” 

I would not hesitate to recommend them to any future employer.

Students have been placed in seven local organisations with their roles including befriending, fundraising, charity shop work and reading buddies.

Kim Webb, Development Co-ordinator for Thornbury Volunteer Centre explained “The benefits to students and organisations are immense. The students gain valuable work experience and, life skills.  The organisations increase capacity and gain additional volunteer help”.

Our thanks to Thornbury Lions for sponsoring this event.

Please contact Kim Webb by email  or call 01454 413392

  • For more information about the scheme or
  • If you have interest in getting your school involved in a similar programme