Citizenship summer scheme at Highbury

From left, Ella Rose, five, Emily Rose, five, and Louise Rose, 13. The Sir William Dupree & Phyllis Loe Chess Tournament, taking place at Portsmouth High School in April, is aimed at young people of all ages.

CAPTION: From left, Ella and Emily Rose, five, and Louise Rose, 13.

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HIGHBURY College is encouraging students to be good citizens with a summer course packed with fun activities.

The Cosham college is embracing the government’s drive to get more school leavers involved in voluntary work with a seven-week National Citizen Service scheme.

This course is open to all students aged 16 and above and includes team activities, self-designed voluntary projects, and the chance to meet Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

Helen Brennan, head of student support, said: ‘The programme provides a number of great benefits for school leavers.

‘As well as being fun, it gives them a chance to develop employability skills, and gives an excellent addition to CVs of having created and delivered a voluntary project which will profit their community.

‘The kind of skills and qualities they will develop will make them stand out from the crowd in job applications.’

Call 023 9232 8950 or email helen.brennan@highbury.ac.uk

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