Volunteering

River Beach Primary School staff provide food for local families

A team of Teaching Assistants at River Beach Primary School in Littlehampton has stepped in to help local families who faced food poverty over the school holidays. The group supplied food packages to families in need following the Government’s decision not to extend the Free School Meals programme over the …

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Threats to extracurricular learning could accelerate youth mental health crisis, warns The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

New research conducted in October 2020 amongst a sample of 2,728 DofE participants of school/college age by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), has today revealed the transformative impact that extracurricular learning, such as volunteering, developing a skill or getting better at a sport, can have on young people’s wellbeing …

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Volunteers transform Heaton School’s field

Volunteers have helped transform school grounds at the Heaton School to improve the learning environment for students. Heaton School in Heaton Moor is Stockport’s Secondary Special School for young people with severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, autism and complex medical needs. The school caters for students aged …

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7,000 volunteering hours spent helping children become more confident readers across England every week

Over 7,000 hours are volunteered every week to help children become confident and able readers across primary schools and early years settings in England, according to children’s reading charity Beanstalk. The organisation trains and supports reading helpers to provide one-to-one support to children aged 3 to 13 in a variety …

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Students at Leeds Beckett team up with Fuel for School to cut out food waste in Leeds

Education students at Leeds Beckett are helping to fuel primary schools in Leeds as they join forces with the Real Junk Food Project to promote the benefits of recycling wasted food. Fuel for School began as a partnership between the Real Junk Food Project and Richmond Hill Primary School in …

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VSO backs ‘World’s Largest Lesson’ week

Volunteer Teachers from leading international development charity, VSO, will help communicate the UN’s new Global Goals to seven billion people over seven days. Lessons, which will promote aims such as ‘End Poverty’ and ‘Fight Inequality’, will take place in schools from Sunday 27th September following the official announcement of the …

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