Newcastle College Students Taking Social Action for North East community

Newcastle College is challenging its students to deliver 100 projects which will make a positive impact in the North East community.

The College has been awarded funding from the #iwill campaign, an initiative which aims to make social action a part of life for young people, enabling it to embed support for youth social action into its culture and curriculum.

Tony Lewin, Principal of Newcastle College says: “We are based in the heart of a diverse and vibrant community and it has always been important to us to find ways of contributing to our local area. Being able to participate in the #iwill campaign is a fantastic way to do that and by embedding the programme into our curriculum, we can encourage all of our students to consider how the actions they take can make a real impact and what their role in society can be. I’m looking forward to seeing what our students come up with and deliver.”

The #iwill funding will be distributed to teams of students at Newcastle College, who will be given £250 to plan, develop and deliver their own projects which will benefit local communities or organisations. The programme has been embedded into the College’s curriculum alongside vital work-experience, ensuring every student will be given the opportunity to take part, while developing important skills skills such as team-work, decision making, communication and negotiation.

Newcastle College is currently the only college in the region participating and aims to deliver 100 social action projects over the life of the two-year programme.