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The Catch22 Study Programme students leading community activities this Christmas

Our Catch22 Study Programme students have been spreading festive cheer this Christmas season

22 December 2017

In Great Yarmouth, students planned, organised, and delivered a Christmas Fayre for their community. The students organised food, music, and fun activities like Christmas bingo with prizes and gifts for attendees.

Catch22 Great Yarmouth Curriculum and Learning Lead, Steve McGee told us:

“The students really enjoyed meeting people and drew considerable praise from those who attended.”

Students in Southend have been cooking Christmas dinners at a local drop in centre for the homeless, as well as packing and handing out care packages with tea and mince pies to people that are living rough over the Christmas period.

Catch22 Southend Curriculum and Learning Lead, Alex Stoddart said:

“We have a huge amount of homeless people in Southend and our students decided that they could do something to make even a small difference to someone’s day. Some of the homeless people we spoke to had been sleeping rough for more than five years and a couple of them were only a year or two older than our students, which I think was a really sobering and humbling realisation for them. It helped them to see how fortunate and privileged they actually are as even with the hardships they all do face. I am immensely proud of our young people.”

We’re really proud of our students and the impact they have in their communities!

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