Friday 10th July 2020
Our students have a long history of community service. Their participation, hard work and commitment to our local communities is exemplified by the volunteer work of our students through the Duke of Edinburgh (DoE) scheme, which has played an important part of our enrichment offer for many years. Volunteering in this capacity has provided valuable support to our local community. Our students have benefited, too; volunteering has provided our DoE students with the opportunity to take part in new experiences, develop new skills and feel a sense of pride in supporting the communities in which they live.
Our students have donated a total of 1300 hours of voluntary service to the local community during the period 1 April 2019 through 21 March 2020. The social value of this work is calculated based on the minimum wage for under 18s of £4.35, multiplied by the total amount of volunteering hours conducted – based on this calculation our students’ volunteering work represents a social value of £5,654! Huge congratulations to our DoE students who should be very proud of this important work. We are so fortunate to have students who care about their communities and give back so generously. May this work long continue!