Students who choose not to join our Combined Cadet Force participate in our community outreach scheme, which allows students to put something back into the local community while undertaking responsibilities and developing leadership skills.
Alongside cultural pursuits we encourage students to take an interest in the wider world and develop a responsibility for their community. Every Wednesday afternoon a number of students participate in a wide range of community outreach activities. This is also tied in with the Community Action and Service (CAS) aspect of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme offered at Sixth Form.
Students get opportunities to work on a variety of projects where they can make a positive impact to their local community, the environment and to developing countries. The following projects are just some of the projects our students have been involved with:
- ‘Team Eco’ have been working on making the School more eco-friendly and have been very successful. They have achieved the Eco-Schools Gold award, making us a Green Flag Eco-School, by implementing initiatives such as building a wildlife ponds, installing recycling bins across the campus and improving the sustainability of the School’s food.
- The charity knitting group created over 50 cannula covers and donated them to James Paget hospital in Great Yarmouth for new-born babies to use.
- Working with local primary schools providing creative writing classes to support the literacy development of local students.
- Students have initiated a project with the Norfolk Rivers Trust and local schools to investigate and monitor the species in the River Glaven.
- The school robotics team are creating a robot as part of a school inter-house competition and national competition at Southampton University.
- In recent years, students visited Rwanda, Kenya and India and took part in community projects for CAS and their curriculum development where they were able to support local schools in Rwanda