Travel and Tourism students repay kindness with tours of Chesterfield

Our Level 3 Travel and Tourism students took members of the congregation from the Holy Trinity Church on tours around the town of Chesterfield as part of their work experience.


Holy Trinity Church kindly donates food packages for our college Food Pantry and our Travel and Tourism students repaid the kindness last week.

We spoke to Rona Murdoch and Kaitlyn Allison the week before the event. Whilst making tickets and commentaries for the upcoming guided tour, they told us about what people on the tour could expect to hear about:

“We’re taking local people around Chesterfield and teaching them about the history behind different areas of the town.

We’ve found out that the Crooked Spire was actually built straight, it only became crooked when it was rebuilt after a fire burnt down the original spire. They rebuilt the spire with unseasoned wood and that’s why it’s crooked. Inside the church, there are glass panels which tell the story of how the Crooked Spire came about.

We’re also going to speak about George Stephenson who built the world’s first public passenger railway and he’s buried at Holy Trinity Church”



Revd. Jill Hancock, Priest in Charge at Trinity Church, was so impressed by the success of the Guided Tours delivered by our students that she began signing up for next year’s tours.

The feedback gained was positive, with lots of requests for more tours in the future. 18 members of the local community attended the tours, which were followed by refreshments and a catch-up.

Kaitlyn told us, after the tours, that she felt proud of contributing to the community by giving her time to the tour, as well as educating local people about the local area.

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