VolunteeringService in the community
We have a long tradition of pupils taking part in community service throughout the school years, but particularly in Years 9 upwards. Volunteering and working on community projects is an important aspect of the Duke of Edinburgh awards and girls volunteer with local schools, charitable organisations and community projects for a minimum of one term but many continue for much longer. Our students were collectively awarded a certificate for donating 5,434 hours of voluntary service to the Duke of Edinburgh scheme between 1 April 2022 and 30 March 2023. Students studying the International Baccalaureate have organised and taken part in a number of activities as part of their Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) projects. The Social Impact Project invites students to design an individual or group project that has the potential to improve the lives of others and includes proposed impact of the project, implementation strategy, the likely costs, and plans to sustain the project beyond the students’ time at the school.