Lucinda Neall, famous author, visits students

30 October 2011

On Wednesday 19th October Lucinda Neall, author, voluntary worker and communication expert visited A Level Citizenship students to discuss the importance of volunteering in the community.

Lucinda has many years of voluntary work experience, from working in a secure unit for teenage girls and adventure training in Canada and the UK, to setting up the Leighton-Linslade Youth Forum and running her local youth club.

Her most recent book 'How to Talk to Teenagers' was inspired by her work with offenders which reinforced her belief that teenagers need the wider support of the community to keep them out of trouble.

Lucinda talked to the students about the two-way benefits of volunteering, where volunteers can increase their own education, skills and opportunities through helping others. She ran several activities designed to get the students to think about ways in which they could utilise their skills in a voluntary capacity for causes they are passionate about. 

The students thoroughly enjoyed meeting Lucinda and found the day beneficial. Student comments included:

"I feel much more able to get involved now."
"I see the purpose of volunteering’."
" think I might be able to fit it around my timetable."