Final Presentation

The team with their certificates

The Spring Summer VPA team have now completed their 12 week placements.

The team presented their work to staff, family and friends at Groundwork on Friday 22nd July.

Sarah Lewington worked with the Communities team. Sarah planned and organised activities and coursework for the Derker Community Action team, assisted the Neighbourhood Community Involvement Skills team, researched and developed guided walks for the Reservoir Trails project and organised a plant survey of Boarshaw Clough for the VPA team.

Matt volunteered with the Communities team at Groundwork. Matt worked with the Neighbourhood Community Involvement team reviewing the programme and organising activities for residents to get involved with. Matt also worked on the Reservoir Trails project, planned a team day for the Princes Trust Programme with games and a BBQ at Boarshaw Clough.

Leanne Turner was a Community Project Assistant at Groundwork. Leanne assisted with the Reservoir Trails Project, NCIS, DCAT as well as writing a heritage lottery fund bid for Jubilee Nature Site and assisting Land with a planning application for an allotment site.

Sarah Laverty volunteered with the Education team on the Fresh Foods for Fresh pupils project. Sarah also created a fruit growing pack to distribute to local schools

Christian Knight was a volunteer on the Jubilous Jubilee project. Christian was responsible for researching and setting up a Friends of Group for the site, creating a blog site and planning Dog Waste composting bins to reduce the problem on site. Christian organised activities for the NCIS group and created marketing materials.


Liam Johnson volunteered on the Digital Inclusion Project and also supported the Princes Trust Team to source work placements for young people


Alice Kay volunteered with the Education team on the Fresh Foods for Fresh foods project. Alice created and delivered lessons, a growing pack for the retro fit house project and marketing materials for the Conservation work at Boarshaw Clough


Mohammed Jawad volunteered on the Fresh Foods for Fresh pupils project and designed a wildlife garden for a local school

After the nerve wracking presentation was complete the team enjoyed an afternoon of Mountain biking up at Hollingworth Lake followed by a meal out in Manchester! We wish all the team the best of luck for the future and hope to see you all soon!


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