King's Worcester

26 September

Lower Sixth Key Skills Community Service Project

This week saw the start of the Key Skills Community Service project for the Lower Sixth.

Some students chatted and played games with the elderly residents of the Lawns Residential and Nursing Home, others helped at The Bridge School, a school for young people with severe autism, where they built fencing to keep out rabbits from the vegetable plot, and others worked on the nature reserve, which is part of Wild Goose Rural Training’s site, which provides work for adults with learning difficulties.

It was a beautifully sunny day, and our students worked hard to support these worthwhile communities. The Lawns’ residents really enjoyed the company of our students, who quickly shed their initial nervousness and proved wonderful company for the elderly people, several of whom are living with dementia. The afternoon flew by and we are already looking forward to going back next Thursday.

Charity work and community service is an important aspect of life here at King’s. Many pupils enjoy offering their time and effort to different causes. These range from local charities to both national and international organizations.

In addition to their A-level courses, our Sixth Form pupils take part in our Key Skills Enrichment programme, within which pupils enjoy a carousel of different Key Skills activities.