Fourteen (14) students studying Level 3 Public Services at South Eastern Regional College’s (SERC) Bangor Campus where presented with Certificates of Excellence after volunteering at sporting event, Warrior Assault.

Warrior Assault is one of the newest obstacle course races in Northern Ireland which offers 5km or 10km courses suitable for both adults and children. With over 30 obstacles covering everything from mud crawls, lifts and climbing, the course is a fun but challenging experience.

The students generously donated their time and offered their assistance in areas such as health and safety, supervision, encouragement and motivation to members of the public and participants at the event held this month in Castle Park, Bangor. Event organisers commended the students for their hard work to ensure the event ran smoothly and successfully.

On top of volunteering at the event, a team from the Public Services course took on the Warrior Assault and were awarded with a medal and t-shirt on completion.

Irwin Pryce, Public Services Lecturer said,

“Participation in this event forms part of a hands-on project-based learning embedded into this course for the students. Their participation enabled them to meet criteria for both the volunteering and teamwork units.

He added, “Our students have also accrued volunteering hours which count towards the Millennium Volunteers Certificate and Duke of Edinburgh Awards, two additional qualifications on top of their studies which enhances their employability.”

South Eastern Regional College are hosting a full-time open evening 2.00pm – 7.00pm on Wednesday 13 November at Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn and Newtownards Campuses.

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