[S]tudents signed up for volunteering opportunities with local organisations to enhance their time at college and boost their university personal statements at the annual Barrow Sixth Form enrichment fair.
The sixthformers took the opportunity to speak to an array of representatives ranging from Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service, National Trust, Scout Association and Signal Film and Media.
They also opted to take part in new activities, sports and programmes such as Duke of Edinburgh and the National Citizens’ Service. Representatives from Furness College, which has now merged with sixth form, visited to talk about opportunities at CandoFM and The Salon on the Channelside campus.
Trish Mason, employer engagement co-ordinator at the Rating Lane campus, organised the event and said there was a real buzz.
“The enrichment fair is a great opportunity for students to get involved in community projects or work with local organisations,” she said.
“Volunteering gives students the chance to get involved in the wider college community and try something new as well as securing valuable work experience that is so valued by universities and employers.”
Other organisations included Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society, the Army, Cumbria CVS, Dazzle Dance, Gideon’s, Girl Guiding, Rusland Horizons, St James Bell Ringers and St Mary’s Hospice.