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    The Value of Volunteering

    Students from The Ferrers School have been busy for the past three months devoting time to community projects in the town as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. Their help has been greatly appreciated by  the Friends of St. Mary’s where they have planted thousands of bulbs in the churchyard and helped with their fund raising Coffee Morning.

    They have also helped Higham Tourism Business and Community Partnership labelling prizes, wrapping gifts, decorating the grotto at Chichele College and acting as Santa’s Elves at the Christmas Sparkle.

    The term ended with them helping at school with the Hamper donations for elderly residents of Higham Ferrers. The students commented that “it was a very good experience, meeting new people and gaining confidence” and that they “enjoyed seeing what a difference our hard work made”.

    Alice Smith, Coordinator for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, stated that the students’ voluntary work had “opened their eyes to all the wonderful things happening on their doorstep and helped them to realise how much they had to offer”.

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