19/06/2017

Leeds City College’s Computer Science department raises £400 for charity

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Leeds City College’s Computer Science department raises £400 for charity

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Earlier in the year, the School of Computer Science introduced a ‘Charity of the Year’ initiative to get students involved in charity, fund raising and voluntary work.

This year’s chosen charity was Simon on the Streets and all the learners across the levels 1, 2 and 3 course groups have worked hard to set up various events and activities to raise money for the homeless and those in need within the local community.

The events included cinema experiences, bottle-flipping challenges, second hand book sales and computer game marathons, Coaching Tutor, Asghar Hussain, did a great job ensuring that all learners arranged fun and exciting events, which subsequently encouraged every student to participate in at least one throughout the year. As a result, the department has collectively raised over £400.

A cheque was presented to Simon on the Streets General Manager, Mr Gordon Laing, who represented the charity at the college’s School of Technology Awards Evening on Wednesday 14June 2017.

Sarah Scowcroft, Deputy Head of Computer Science at Leeds City College said: ‘This has been a very successful initiative. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Asghar Hussain, Teaching Assistant, Daniel Hardcastle and all students and staff members for all their help, hard work and support to make this initiative a great success and we look forward to running this again next year’.