Young Leaders in Service

For the seventh year running, College students participated in the Lions Young Leaders in Service Awards this year receiving their awards recently for their work in the local community. The awards recognize young people for their service in the community within a 12-month period and the scheme is run in College by Community First (a charity whose aim is to promote a strong, influential and thriving voluntary and community sector in East Hampshire) in conjunction with the Lions Club of Alton. Mike Gwynne and Derek Shaw from the Lions Club of Alton, and Tina Penaluna from Community First were in Alton College recently to present students with their Service Awards. 

The awards aim to encourage young people to get involved with service in the community to help them develop skills to become responsible adult citizens and community leaders, and recognition of their time given up to help others can be listed on university and job applications. The Silver Seal Award requires the student to undertake 50 hours of community service over a 12 month period, and the Gold Seal Award needs 100 hours community service.

Alton College students receiving silver awards this year were as follows Hannah Andrews, Alexander Hallows, Emily Rezin, Caroline Hodgkiss, and Emily Barnett. Congratulations to all students involved, we look forward to seeing them achieve their gold awards in the future.