A group of NCS participants from Club Doncaster Sports College have giving a helping hand at Sandall Park as part of the NCS Autumn 'Moving Forwards' Programme.
For two out of their four days on the social action project, a group of 11 students helped out the Friends of Sandall Park by repairing benches, creating hedgehog habitats, and cleaning footpaths and signposts.
Callum Grice, Wave Leader of the NCS programme, said: “It’s fantastic to see young people supporting and helping their community during this challenging time.
“We would like to thank Friends of Sandall Park for partnering with us and allowing our young people to come and help out with this project. Hopefully this will motivate the young people to carry on helping their local community and inspire others to help their communities during this time.”
The students were governed by strict social distancing measures throughout the two days at the park, as well as the rest of the wider NCS programme.
Sandra Crabtree, Chair of Friends Of Sandall Park, said: “The students have done an amazing amount of work in the two days they spent in the park.
“It was a pleasure to work with them: committed, hardworking, they were all there earlier than requested and didn't even want a full dinner break, they were so keen were they to get on with the jobs.
“The team dynamics were excellent and it showed in the way they performed the tasks. A sense of responsibility was displayed in relation to Covid restrictions, and all had masks at the ready.”
“The young men all showed professionalism and were a credit to Club Doncaster Foundation, and to their parents. Thank you for choosing Sandall Park to volunteer.”
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