Community and Volunteering
One of the things we pride ourselves on at Fyling Hall is our community feel, each year the school students select a charity to support and raise funds and awareness about this cause. Within the Fyling Hall community, older students support younger students in numerous ways such as year 5 and 6 reading buddies for younger junior school pupils, year 10 science ambassadors to encourage involvement in STEM in year 7 and 8 pupils, year 12 maths ‘tutors’, older volunteers running fun social events and much more.
We encourage students to make a contribution to wider society, pursue initiatives and take responsibility.
Student-led fundraising initiatives and events take place throughout the year and take on many forms including non-uniform days, bake sales and social event,
Making a Difference
The sixth form all participate in the Making a Difference programme where each student dedicates a small amount of time (usually about an hour a week) to help in certain areas of community or charity work, and within the school – depending on their interests and aspirations.
We work with the students to look for fresh ideas and new ways that they can make a difference, but some of the usual areas include:
- Helping in the Junior School (for example as maths or reading buddies),
- Running the School Council,
- Running the Food Council,
- Acting as Subject Ambassadors supporting younger students,
- Running the Fundraising Committee,
- Organising fundraising initiatives and events,
- Planning school events and helping at school events,
- Working with the local community.
The Making A Difference programme helps students develop initiative, leadership skills and a sense of community as well as providing all-round skills sought after by Universities and supporting university applications.