Public & community service

The School organises a flourishing range of community and public service programmes, both in its own right and in partnership with local organisations and initiatives.

Fifth Form Public Service is a Wednesday afternoon activity for pupils who are not part of the Cadet Force. It explores how service can be given to the community in a number of different ways including visiting large national charities, such as the Guide Dogs or the RSPB. In recent years we’ve also hosted a number of speakers from organisations like Riding for the Disabled or the Abbeyfield.

Pupils are also encouraged to contribute their own ideas for helping organisations whose work they have come across. For example, having visited Churches’ Action for the Homeless in Perth, we went on to support their work through chapel collections at Christmas and by holding a sponsored sleep out.

In Sixth Form voluntary activities are an integral part of the extra-curricular timetables of many Sixth Form pupils who normally take part once or twice a week. In Sixth Form we encourage increased individual responsibility and activities include things like visiting and befriending older residents of the local village, volunteering in the local primary school, or visiting a local care home to talk and share stories with residents.