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Sixth Formers Celebrate As NCS Is All Wrapped Up

It was sticky tape and wrapping paper at the ready as sixth formers put the finishing touches to around a dozen food hampers.

The delighted Year 12 students are celebrating after completing their National Citizenship Service.

The parcels marked the final part of the three-stage process, which began in September with a residential visit to Colomendy camp in North Wales.

Students and teachers spent four days at the activity centre, where they completed challenges to build their teamworking and communication skills.

This was followed by a series of workshops back at school where students developed their public speaking and business knowledge.

Lastly, but by no means least, the group held a series of fundraising cake sales, including cakes generously donated by well-known bakers Mr Kipling, to gather funds to pay for the hampers.

The money – coupled with a substantial donation from supermarket giant Morrison’s – enabled to group to create around a dozen large food hampers, which will be distributed to families in need for Christmas.

Mr Fitzgerald, Head of Central Sixth, said: “I couldn’t be prouder of all our young people. It was amazing to see their confidence and community spirit throughout the NCS programme. They worked so hard on their project and produced some very impressive hampers.”