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Next month, HRH The Princess Royal, Patron of Lattitude Global Volunteering, is to visit New College Worcester (NCW) to celebrate the work of overseas volunteers based at the school for the blind and visually impaired.

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NCW is one of the many partner schools that benefit from hosting Lattitude volunteers from overseas during placements in the UK.

Each year, Lattitude international volunteers provide excellent support to blind and visually impaired students during the school day in lessons, as well as in the residential houses and at extra curriculum leisure activities.

As Patron of Lattitude Global Volunteering and upon her visit, HRH The Princess Royal will see the positive impact the volunteers have on New College Worcester students.

The visit is a great opportunity to celebrate this aspect of school life, the important role volunteers’ play in supporting students, and the work experience and opportunities to explore the UK in which the placement gives.

Speaking of her recent experience as a Lattitude Volunteer at New College Worcester, Charlotte Wallberg described: “In the year I was at NCW, this wonderful school became my second home and the lovely students, staff members and volunteers became my second family. I believe volunteering is really important because of the difference one can make in other people‘s lives and in return they will change yours. For me, it was a very rewarding and once-in-a-lifetime experience that made me grow as a person and completely changed my perspective on life.”

Lattitude volunteer Lottie Wallberg

Both staff and students are excited at this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet a member of the Royal Family and share how we are helping to support youth development through the Lattitude programme.

Nic Ross, Principal of NCW, expressed: “The Lattitude Global Volunteers who come to NCW gain such a lot from the experience, learning to work with our amazing young people. NCW also gains a huge amount from them as they bring their international perspective, youth and energy. I am delighted that HRH The Princess Royal will be visiting NCW to celebrate the excellent work they do.”

Whilst at NCW, HRH The Princess Royal will receive a tour of the residential houses, the Fit4Purpose multi-gym and also experience various classroom demonstrations including Independent Living Skills, in which students learn the necessary skills to live as independently as possible.