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Make a Difference

Date Posted: 19/03/2015 | Posted In: Latest news

Students at Darlington’s QE have been involved in Make a Difference Week – a week in College focussed on making a difference to their own lives, whether it is by improving their health or their career prospects or making a difference within the community by volunteering, promoting understanding and tolerance.

Various activities to highlight and promote opportunities have been enthusiastically attended by students, with many students organising events themselves. As well as a the Health & Volunteering Roadshow and  fun activities on Red Nose Day to raise money for the charity, an enormous range of exercise and keep fit sessions were well attended, promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. However, the main event was the actual Make a Difference Day when a great number of representatives from the local community came in to College to promote their organisations. It was a day to celebrate difference, promote tolerance and was officially opened by the Mayor of Darlington Councillor Gerald Lee.  As a result of this, QE students will soon be involved in a litter pick in the community – something which the Mayor is very much an advocate of.

Joy Colthup, Director of Enrichment at QE, commented:

‘The whole week was a massive success.  Students were very receptive, having fun and really doing things that will make a real difference to their lives and the lives of others. A huge thank you goes to all of the organisations that came into the College to support us including  MIND, Darlington Cares, the Buddhist Centre, Friends of the Earth,  the National Citizenship Service, Oxfam, Darlington Association on Disability and  many more!’