Students say #iwill to Youth Social Action

Thousands of students from Canterbury College said #Iwill to social action as part of the College’s community week which ran from November 20th – 24th.  The week proved a huge success with thousands of students lending a helping hand to a range of local community projects, charities and primary schools.  

Social actions gives students the opportunity to get involved in a range of activities outside of the classroom which are linked to their course. It allows them to make a difference, learn something new and build great relationships with new people in the community. 

Sports students ran a series of fitness activities for Pilgrims Way Primary School children including trampolining, fitness tests and netball. 

Mrs Webb, Y6 Class Teacher said: “It's a fantastic opportunity for the young children to interact with the older students and to get the chance to use the colleges' fantastic facilities." 

Sophie Castle who studies level 2 sports said: “It's been a great experience working with the children as it has taught me skills that I wouldn't have learnt in the classroom and it will help when I am looking for a job." 

Public Service students worked together with the Sturry Road Community Garden Trust to landscape a community garden to help manage the natural pathways and promote wildlife.

A member of the Sturry Road Community Garden Trust said: “Their approach and attitude was exemplary. They tackled each task in a responsible and mature manner. They were polite, interested in the work and the Garden and were supportive of each other... We look forward to taking part in future events."

The College holds several community weeks throughout the year, if you are a local organisation looking for help with a project please get in touch with Jamie.weir@eastkent.ac.uk