6th August 2020
Despite the unusual summer term this year, it’s proven to be a busy season for South Devon College’s Duke of Edinburgh Award participants, with many students successfully taking part in qualifying expeditions from across college.
The number of students taking part in the award has grown significantly seeing over 200 active students this year.
This resulted in the College’s award participants being recognised for donating 1,300 hours of voluntary service to the local community, equivalent to a social value of £5,655.
Among this season’s highlights were:
- C2C students have been working on the UCSD Therapy Garden and forest school site – clearing brambles and ponds, and making forest art. Another C2C group helped the ACE charity with getting around the College and meeting up with the group for coffee and a chat in ‘befriending’ events.
- Supported Learning Opportunities students have been contributing to a cleaner environment, taking part in litter cleans all over the bay, on the coast, beaches and at Torquay Rugby Club.
- Public Services have been volunteering to support marine conservation with the Seal Project
- Other students have been volunteering in a range of areas including scout/cadet/girlguide groups, coaching, mentoring other students, caring, working in charity shops, libraries, care homes, campaigning, fundraising, and doing youth work in a theatre.