Pupils set to help out

The Vinspired volunteering team at Bedlington Community High School.
The Vinspired volunteering team at Bedlington Community High School.

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.