Pupils recognised for their outstanding contribution to town

May 29 2018
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Sixth formers at Castle School who’ve spent the last eight months volunteering have had their efforts recognised at an award ceremony.

They took part in the school’s volunteering programme, known as ‘Castle in the Community’.  They became peer mentors for their classmates or volunteered for local charities and organisations in the town. Their roles included befriending, fundraising, charity shop work and reading buddies. 

Some of the host organisations wrote extremely positive testimonials, one saying 

“I would not hesitate to recommend them to any future employer”, and another ‘It has been a very positive experience for us all’.  

Mayor Councillor Helen Harrison presented the pupils with certificates in recognition of their outstanding contribution to Thornbury. 

Kim Webb, Development co-ordinator for Thornbury Volunteer Centre, said “The students gain valuable work experience and life skills, and the organisations increase capacity and gain additional volunteer help”.