Canterbury College students have received a Certificate of Appreciation for their key role in the prestigious Dover Tattoo event to mark the Queen’s jubilee.
A small army of Level 3 Uniformed Public Services students kept things running smoothly when more than 6,000 people visited the two-day military showcase at Fort Burgoyne.
They stewarded the crowds in and out of the site, checked tickets at the main entrance, acted as ushers and manned various stalls. The students camped at the Duke of York’s School so they could be up bright and early to marshal the activities.
The Dover Tattoo organising committee was so impressed by the students’ high level of service that they awarded them the specially-made certificates. They also asked the College to participate in similar events in the future. Committee chairman Mike McFarnal said the students did “a fantastic job,” adding they deserved praise for having received so many positive comments from the public.
College staff were also impressed by the students. Uniformed Public Services tutor Simon Nash said: “The students gave 100 per cent in both warm sunshine and pouring rain and did a fantastic job in helping to organise and steward the event. They should be extremely proud of their achievements and excellent contribution to the weekend.”
Students took part in the Dover Tattoo as part of their course. They are required to take part in exercises that involve volunteer work, outdoor work, team building and leadership skills. They are involved in a wide variety of community events that give them volunteering, stewarding and event management experience.
Read more on our Uniformed Public Services department.