Students from Bolton College have been recognised and rewarded for their service and commitment to the local community.
Bolton College’s Skills for Independent Living department received the accolade of the One game, One Community, One Bolton Award, after its dedicated learners acted to make a difference to people’s lives and the town of Bolton.
The One game, One Community, One Bolton Award is a unique scheme, set up in partnership with Bolton Wanderers Community Trust and One Bolton. Its aim is to rewarding local community groups across the borough.
Thirty of the hard-working students were invited to the Reebok Stadium to be presented with their much deserved award certificate and enjoy a day of live match entertainment.
Chris Hartshorn, Bolton College student, said: “It was great to win the award and we’re all proud to have helped the people of Bolton in some way. The atmosphere was fantastic at the Reebok Stadium, and it was even better as Bolton Wanderers won!”
During the past term, students from the department have volunteered for many projects, including gardening duties and visiting services at a local care home. The green-fingered volunteers also got their hands dirty with The Primary Care Trust, helping with a number of allotment projects.
Suzanne Watson, Bolton College curriculum leader, said: “We’re so thrilled that our students’ efforts have been recognised with this award.
“The local community projects form part of the curriculum and have transformed many of the students’ lives, as well as the people they support. The activities help the learners gain experience and become valued members of the community.”
Bolton College Skills for Independent Living department provides courses for more than 300 local learners, all of whom experience a wide variety of learning barriers.
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