The community service programme at Worth provides pupils with a chance to volunteer their time to benefit the School or wider community. There is lots of choice, both within the Wednesday afternoon activities programme and at other times.
The programme supports Duke of Edinburgh's Award pupils and Sixth Formers who are studying the International Baccalaureate in completing their service commitment.
“Pupils are very proud of the contribution that they and the school make to the wider community through fundraising and the school’s social outreach programme which operates locally.” ISI Inspection 2017.
The normal range of community service opportunities includes the following, but under current Covid-19 restrictions we are either unable to carry out some of these or they will be engaged remotely:
- Age Concern Shopping – pupils accompany the elderly to the supermarket
- Residential Homes for the Elderly – pupils provide companionship for residents
- Assisting in local charity shops
- Fundraising – various activities within the School and the local community raise money for a variety of projects. Each House chooses a particular charity to support each year
- Gardening – pupils provide assistance for the elderly by tending to their gardens
- Various wildlife conservation projects within the School grounds
- Lourdes Pilgrimage – pupils assist pilgrims with special needs
- Primary School Support – pupils work with children from a local primary school to help with their sporting and ICT skills
- Homeless Hostel – pupils visit the hostel on a weekly basis to provide support to these disadvantaged members of the community, as well as fortnightly to help serve supper
- Recycling – pupils raise awareness of the need for recycling and are actively involved in ensuring that Worth is as carbon-neutral as possible
- Refugee assistance – pupils provide support and training in English and the use of IT to newly settled refugees
- Forest School – pupils work with children from inner city primary schools teaching them outdoor survival skills and helping them learn about nature
There are a number of online volunteering activities in which our pupils have been engaging during the period of lockdown and these can be found at Worth Online.
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