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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.’

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