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Volunteering Pays Off

Date Posted: 02/07/2013 | Posted In: Latest news

Volunteering and leadership are a large part of QE’s sporting success and a group of students recently found out that all the hard work pays off.

Earlier this year, a number of students completed a Sports Makers’ workshop delivered by Tees Valley Sport, where they developed skills and found out more about the benefits of volunteering in the community.  The students were then tasked with finding a sport placement and challenged to complete at least 10 hours of volunteering. All the students involved completed the 10 hours and there was some brilliant feedback from coaches and clubs where the students volunteered.

A large proportion have continued their volunteering work and are making a real contribution to the community. As a reward, sixteen of them were invited to the Tees Barrage International White Water Centre for introductory sessions in kayaking.

Joe Cooke, QE’s College Sport Maker, commented:

‘It’s been great seeing the positive work the students are doing with so many different clubs and groups. It was brilliant to be able to offer them the reward of the sessions at the Tees Barrage and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Kayaking is another of the new sporting activities being offered at the College, with sessions being introduced from September.’