Community In Sixth Form

News 31.05.2024 Whole School

The sense of community among our Sixth Form students always fills me with pride. I don’t have to look far to see examples: the large number of Year 13 students using the Sixth Form Centre to support each other in A level revision during study leave; or the Year 12 Business A level Enterprise Challenge, where the teams impressed with their collaboration, planning and delivery, their projects jointly raising over £1000 to support charities in the wider community.

Beyond the School Gates

Before half term, I accompanied two Year 12 students on a visit to our local foodbank, The Daylight Centre. This allowed them to see how the money raised from The Gala Dinner supports the needs of the local community.

We were impressed to learn about the homeless services this charity provides, as well as the allotment they have in Wollaston, where some of the fresher and seasonal produce is grown for the Foodbank in a sustainable way.

The Daylight Centre is a charity our school supports regularly through the Parker Steyne’s House Sleepout and the food donations made through Chapel. If anyone would like to learn more or volunteer, their Facebook page, Daylight Centre Foodbank, and website, are good places to start.

It is great to see that our students understand they are not just part of our School community, but a much larger community, and that they want take an active part in it as well.

Sarah Baxby, Head of Sixth Form



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