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About Cambridge Regional College

Cambridge Regional College is based in the heart of the city and offers a wide range of courses including vocational training and apprenticeships. With 3,000 full-time and 12,000 part-time students, the college accommodates school leavers, adult learners and international students from all over the world.

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Volunteering in Morocco

A group of 14 Sports Leadership students from the college decided to do a weeks volunteering in Morocco in June 2010. They arranged their trip through Original Volunteers where they would be able to share their sporting knowledge and skills with underprivileged children in Marrakesh. An eye-opening contrast to the placements the students were used to back in Cambridge.

Student achievements

The students, who were all aged between 16 and 19, spent their trip visiting orphanages, children’s homes and street kids projects organising different sporting activities for the kids.
They also travelled with numerous colouring books and sports kits, which were handed out to the projects before they left.

“Our main aim was to bring over lots of sports equipment and teach the children some new and exciting games,” said Kelly Taylor, one of the students.
“All the children we worked with were extremely friendly and eager to learn.
“Seeing their faces light up as we walked in was one of the most amazing feelings, you realise by doing the littlest of things you can really make a difference,”  she added.

The trip was a great success. The students not only managed to make a huge difference to the lives of hundreds of children, but they also learnt a lot themselves: “It really opens your eyes on how bad poverty really is and how lucky we really are,” explained 18-year-old Kelly.
“I experienced things that I never thought I would and it was such a rewarding thing to do. Going to Morocco was one of the most amazing experiences of my life”.

The college were so impressed with the work the students did in Morocco that they have already begun planning a return visit next year. On this trip they plan to go one step further and train some of the local children as sports leaders!

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