The National Student Volunteering Week took place between 11-19 February 2019 and is a great opportunity for young people to develop their skills whilst forming links within their local community and even their family.

Students across the school used assembly and form time to look at case studies of the wide range of volunteering opportunities across Staffordshire and in their local communities. This included discussing the personal benefits of volunteering in free time as well as the significant impact it can have on the local area.

All students were set the challenge of using some of their free time to volunteer to support a good cause and the ‘Volunteering Selfies’ have been flooding into the Heads of Houses.

These ‘selfies’ revealed a wide range of fantastic experiences including making teas and coffees at a local church group, volunteering at a local dog shelter, helping out at a Library support group and lots of help with chores around the house!

Y11 students had a specialised talk at lunchtime from the National Citizen Service on their exciting opportunities this summer.

Elsewhere, our Interact Club, in association with the Lichfield St Chad Rotary, continued to canvas for new volunteers to continue the fantastic work in raising money for charity.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “We passionately believe that our students benefit from building up their skill-set, experiences and all-round humanity through supporting and helping others. This focus week is a great opportunity to emphasise this message and I am delighted so many students took part.”

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