Throughout Student Volunteering Week, students have been learning about different volunteering opportunities both in school and in our local community.

Students have entered our House Competition by completing ‘Active Hands’ designed to demonstrate how pupils get involved and lead an active life. Activities have ranged from, helping back stage during school shows, taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh award, volunteering at Parents’ Evenings and feeding homeless people in Birmingham.

The Interact Club has played a major role during the week. Members have been talking to students about the club’s activities during assemblies and getting students involved at lunchtime with the NCS and representatives from ‘Buddy Bags’.

Everyday has been jam packed with student volunteering activities. On Monday, Seward house took part in CPR sessions, on Wednesday, Yr10 pupils took part in employability interviews with volunteers from many different industries and on Thursday, 10 students from the Interact Club visited the Spires Care home to spend time with residents. Together they played board games, painted pictures and chatted about their studies and leisure activities.

Nathan Spencer who attended the trip but also volunteers at the care home on a weekly basis said “I love spending time with residents at the Spires. It’s great to share experiences and I have learnt so much from them. Unfortunately, my scrabble skills still need work!”

Carrie Cain, Assistant Headteacher, said “We are very proud of our school’s achievements and it’s great to see how active our children are in the local community.”