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College students volunteer in Covid-19 test centre

Warrington & Vale Royal College have been busy rolling out a mass testing programme in their dedicated test centre, in order to welcome their students safely back to campus. As well as college staff, four student volunteers also worked in the testing centre, helping to test thousands of returning students.

Level 3 Childcare student Hannah Hughes chose to work in the test centre because it contributed towards the work placement element of her course. Hannah says, “I enjoyed interacting with all the students who came in to be tested, and I’m delighted to be back at college.”

Level 3 Health & Social Care student Ellie Grant also opted to volunteer to build up hours towards the work placement component of her course. Ellie loved working in the test centre and says “Everybody was lovely and I was really well trained by the college staff.”

Sarah Eaton, who is studying Level 1 Public Services, volunteered in the centre to gain work experience and boost her CV. She thoroughly enjoyed her time volunteering, saying “It was the best experience ever. I got to learn new skills and gain an understanding of how to work in a health environment.”

Stephen Coram, HNC Sport & Exercise Science student, worked in the test centre because it was a chance to do something completely different. He says “I volunteered because it sounded enjoyable and was a chance to gain some unique experience.”

The college are delighted to have had the student volunteers on board and would like to thank them for their fantastic work ethic and the dedication they have shown throughout their time in the test centre.