Pupils bring cheer to sick children

The pupils present their gifts to RLI staff.
The pupils present their gifts to RLI staff.
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A group of Year 12 students from Our Lady’s Catholic College took part in the National Citizenship Scheme aimed at getting young people involved in voluntary work in the community.

Their efforts culminated in being able to buy toys and games for the children’s ward at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary with the funds they had raised.

This government initiative is run through local teams from the Football League. Our Lady’s was teamed with Morecambe FC, as well as Blackpool and Fleetwood.

The following students took on the challenge: Lydia Whittle, Holly Carter, Callum Baines, Stephen Thomas, Stefan Taylor, Lucy Wadsworth, Natasha Kean and Jess Widdup.

They attended courses in the Scottish Borders and in Lancashire along with students from other schools.

They stayed at ‘outward bound’ centres where they took part in team building exercises and adventurous activities including rock climbing, canoeing, archery and high ropes.

On their return, the students chose the children’s ward at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and decided to raise money by organising a sponsored walk along Morecambe Promenade.

The pupils, together with other student members of the scheme who had worked with Morecambe FC, then presented the games and toys they had bought to staff at the infirmary.