20 public services, business and computing students are the first at Walsall College to complete a NCS programme delivered in partnership with Birmingham City Football Club’s Community Programme.
The NCS programme encourages 16 and 17 year-olds to boost their confidence and gain skills through team-building activities and community-based initiatives. It consists of four phases, including a residential at Mount Cook Centre in Derbyshire where they took part in rock climbing and gliding.
Phase 3 saw them split into three teams in order to complete a charity-based activity at the college. One group set up a food bank at the college with all donations sent to Aston & Nechells food bank, while another delivered children’s toys to Birmingham Children’s Trust.
A third group collected clothing for the homeless, which they distributed to individuals across Birmingham and the surrounding areas.
The programme finished with a presentation held at St Andrews where all participants received a certificate.
Curriculum Manager, Adam Comery said: “All students engaged well with the programme and appreciated the excellent feedback they received from the BCFC Community team about their progress.”