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Make A Difference

Date Posted: 22/03/2013 | Posted In: Latest news

Students at Darlington’s QE have been enjoying ‘Make a Difference Week’, a themed week with a vast range of events and activities  to raise awareness of thing s that can make a difference to students’ own lives, to  the lives of others and to the wider community.

There have been health road shows, get fit opportunities, a gap year and employment convention, fundraising for a range of charities and chances to get involved in volunteering. One of the key days focussed on the celebration and appreciation of equality and diversity when the Mayor of Darlington, Councillor Baldwin, came into College to open the event.  A massive range of community groups gave up their time to have stalls and demonstrations in the College to engage with students in fun, interactive activities. Community groups that were involved included the Buddhists, the Chinese community led by one of QE’s governors Jenny Pan who organised a traditional paper cutting session, the Gideon’s, Gay Advice Darlington, the Naturalists and many more.

Joy Colthup, Director of Enrichment was one of the organisers of the week and said:

‘It’s been great to have so many community and professional groups coming into College to work with students and we are grateful for their support. All involved have benefitted and there’s been a real buzz about QE with lots of fun and informative activities going on.’