Volunteer Fair Kicks Off Community Involvement
Friday, 06 September 2013
All Sixth Formers at Bolton School are actively encouraged to get involved in supporting their local communities. As part of this, a Volunteering Fair was held for Year 12 pupils, giving students the opportunity to meet with local organisations and make decisions about the kinds of voluntary activities they might pursue.
Around 15 organisations visited the school to talk to students about the ways in which they can give their time to make a difference in the community, and a further 8 opportunities within School were also on offer. Students found out how they can become involved in mentoring and taking leadership responsibilities in a number of areas, with external bodies including Bolton Lads and Girls Club, Bolton Wanderers Football Club, Disability Snowsport and Urban Outreach. They also had the chance to find out about volunteering in a wider context by acting as student ambassadors for the national vInspired volunteering programme.
The Sixth Form students genuinely enjoy the wider aspects of contributing to their community, and value the importance of ‘giving back’ through participation in community action programmes, locally, nationally and abroad. Their efforts really do make a significant difference.