Students from Macclesfield College’s Public Services courses have been busy taking part in various fun, informative activities to help with their studies. The students, who are on the Level 2 and 3 BTEC courses, all enjoyed a variety of activities including volunteering, educational trips, outdoor excursions and guest speakers which will help to boost their skill-set and prepare them for working in the Public Services sector.

The activities included a visit to Macclesfield Fire Station to learn about the role and work of the public services and how they respond to emergencies. The students also went hill walking in Macclesfield forest to test their map reading and leadership skills as part of their unit in land-based outdoor and adventurous activities.

The course also helps them to understand and appreciate the benefits of community work and as part of their studies the students volunteered at Tiny Adventures Nursery to help tidy up and maintain their outdoor areas. A talk from guest speaker the Revd David Wightman about the charity activities of Macclesfield churches has also inspired the students to organise a tri-charity event for local charitable organisations Silklife Foodbank, Treehouse and WHAM. The students will be collecting food donations and warm clothing at the College during the first week of March.