Tower Hamlets invited us to deliver Social Action Community Workshops

We were invited by the Tower Hamlets branch of The National Citizen Service (NCS) Trust to deliver community workshops on Social Action.

Our Social Value Manager, Rachel Statter was asked to deliver two Community Workshops on Social Action as part of their autumn programme for young East London students aged 16-17 during half term.

Rachel, who had previously worked with the NCS Programme in Waltham Forest and Redbridge, went along to the Waterside Theatre, at Bow School in Bromley-by-Bow in October to help prepare them for their upcoming social action projects.

Rachel gave a presentation and Q&A session for each group, speaking to the 64 students about the different types of social action projects, how to create and organise an event, including the types of roles needed, before challenging the young people to identify and think about how their individual skills and talents could work best in a particular role. In both workshops this sparked a lively debate, with the students engaging well and giving lots of interesting suggestions about how they could best support the project.

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“ It was a great afternoon. The NCS programme is a fantastic way for young people to start thinking about the social impact they can have on their communities , and how valuable their contribution can be. It was a great opportunity to embed the awareness that everyone has an important part to play in a team, regardless of their personal skills and qualities, and that it’s critical to be proud of your own abilities and not compare yourself to your peers. I’m excited to see what projects they come up with, there was a wealth of talent and creativity in the room, and I am grateful that that I was able to help support their efforts to give back”.

Rachel Statter, Social Value Manager, Aston Group
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