Epsom’s service programme pupils were presented with the Young Champions 2020 award in recognition of the brilliant work they do in the local community every week. This award, sponsored by Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, is given to a young person or group who has provided outstanding community and voluntary service, or has made a significant contribution to the life of a fellow resident.
Service Co-Ordinator, Roshie Watkins, said: “We want our pupils to understand the value of providing service to the community and come to appreciate that they can make a positive difference to society, however small. Receiving the Young Champions 2020 Community Spirit award is such a fantastic testament to the continuous and subtle work that we do. I hope that in winning this award, it will be a boost to our pupils and inspire them to continue to reach out and keep making those small differences in our local community and further afield once they have left the College.”
Continually being refreshed and revitalised, the College’s Service programme started its seventh year with our service students dedicating over 13,500 volunteering hours to local projects in over 40 different placements.
This is in addition to the 994 hours of volunteering last term, which has also supported 25 Duke of Edinburgh students. Placements are organised by the College’s Service Coordinator, who creates weekly one-hour placements as part of the pupil’s timetable, or as a one-off project.