As part of Volunteers' Week Testbourne Community School would like to recognise some of our volunteers who give up their own time freely and provide us with so much support.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award Team
Testbourne would like to say a big thank you to the volunteers working with the school’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award team. A huge thank you to Dave, Vince, Colin and Cassie, and also to Mrs Brooker, Mrs Nottingham and Dr Wilson, who are involved on a voluntary basis on top of their usual teaching. Thank you to all of them for being DofE Team Leaders and making it possible for a group of Year 10 students to take part in the DofE programme and to achieve their Bronze Award each year. Students gain all sorts of skills and experience along the way and we really appreciate all that you do as volunteers. Thank you!
We would like to say a huge thank you to the following people who volunteer their time for free to help our community team run our Friday Lunchtime club: Sarah Castle, Alan Phillips, Jennifer Lewis, Frank Walker, Cara Scarfe, Nick Dorey, Sue Dorey, George McNulty, Celia Bacon, Debbie Palmer, Stanislava Powell and Caroline Barber. We would also like to thank Carole Attwood who helps the community team coordinate the charity backed group ‘Out and About’ club. Day trips are organised and subsidised for elderly residents in Whitchurch and surrounding villages. Both the lunchtime club and ‘Out and About’ club provide such a valued service for people within our local community and we couldn’t run these activities without your support, so thank you!
Rachel Turner - choir assistant
Rachel Turner volunteers her time every week to help assist our choir Bella Voce. She is an experienced singer and offers valuable advice and guidance for our singers on all aspects of choral singing and technique. Bella Voce has developed and strengthened year on year thanks to Rachel’s direction and support; not only that, she helps with our performances and events and is a core member of the Bella Voce community who is admired and appreciated by all. Thank you for all you do Rachel – we really do appreciate your devotion!
PPE Joint Project
We wanted to say a huge thank you to Claire Young from The Costello School for initiating the PPE project and to Chris Roberts from Testbourne who has assisted with this project. An incredible amount of face visors have gone out to so many local key workers in need. They have both worked tirelessly on this as well as juggling remote learning demands (often simultaneously) demonstrating great integrity and kindness. Well done and we applaud you!