Pupils set to help out

The Vinspired volunteering team at Bedlington Community High School.
The Vinspired volunteering team at Bedlington Community High School.
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Pupils will be putting their community first in a new volunteering initiative.

Bedlington Community High School welcomed a team from Vinspired in London to explain how the scheme was to work with Year 9 students to help them get involved in volunteering.

The programme awards certificates for the number of hours the youngsters give up, which can be added to a portfolio for job, college or university applications.

The team provided information on the opportunities available to volunteer in school and the community, including the chance to apply for £500 to start a community project.

A select group of Year 9 pupils also attended a workshop to find out how they could become school ambassadors for volunteering.