Today 4 of our students received their vInspired v10 award for 10 hours of volunteer work. Sven True-Holloway, Chanel Layne, Henry Hackett and Viktoria Angelova were presented their certificates by Principal Alan Whittaker this lunchtime.
vInspired is the UK's leading volunteering charity for 14 - 25 year olds. vInspired recognises that volunteering can help young people thrive, and transform the communities they live in. It teaches them vital skills, like teamwork and problem-solving.
In order to earn their v10 award our students have volunteered for a number of events and activities, checking e-resources, helping interview new staff members and promoting activities such as book club.
Sven is currently studying Applied Science BTEC Extended Diploma and is hoping to study Marine Biology at Portsmouth University when he leaves One. He said 'I have really enjoyed earning my v10 award. The activities we have been involved with have been great fun and I have met a lovely group of people'.
Viktoria is studing Maths, Sociology, Chemistry and Psychology said 'this award and the opportunities it offers is a fantastic way for me to build on my CV. I am hoping to study Clinical Psychology at Kings College so this award shows how I am already using my time to help people. I am really proud of my achievement'.
More information on vInspired and the awards they offer can be found at https://vinspired.com/about-vinspired