As a College based in the heart of Dover, we are dedicated to helping our community all year round. It is this work that we feel really makes an impact and will help our students to develop significantly.
Here are just five reasons why you should get involved in these projects.
Get involved with big projects
Social Action projects are a great way of building your skills, and some of these projects will have a large impact on the community. Engineering T Level students recently went to the Kent Battle of Britain Museum to work on the Bristol Blenheim project. This involved restoring and reconstructing the plane by assembling the wings and the nose, which is a great experience for them alongside their studies.
It strengthens the community as a whole
Social action includes a range of different activities such as improving schools, the environment and working with local charities. This helps you build a relationship with the local community as you set goals together, investing in its places and people.
Making a difference is good for you
Achieving goals set as a team within the community can improve your physical and mental health, evoking optimism and joy. It’s also said to reduce stress as you are able to focus on someone and something else.
Make new friends along the way
Just some of the social action projects we do in College help to bring people from all around the College together. As an example, Art students could work across all groups on in-college art shows, whilst during Community Weeks, different departments come together to help each other build success.
It gives you great work experience
On your CV in the future, or when applying to University or further study, it is a great idea to list all the Social Action projects you have done. This will help people to realise that you are hardworking, determined, and will help you stand out from the crowd.