Third Years give back during Community Service Project Week

At the end of the Summer Term, all Third Year students from St George's College took part in an exciting community service initiative to give something back to their local communities. 

The Community Service Project Week initiative involved students contributing to a range of community service projects throughout the course of a week. Community leaders from the various projects visited St George's back in April, and presented to the students on how they could make a positive difference to their local area by putting their talents and interests at the direct service of others. This certainly stimulated a lot of interest amongst the students who were very keen to help out and display some Georgian spirit.

Over the course of the week, students could be found at a number of different locations helping those in need and helping their local communities in a number of different ways. Here is a list of some of the projects that St George's students lent a hand to and the tasks they completed:

  • Conservation projects at Esher Common
  • DIY tasks at the Salvation Army
  • supporting pupils at the local Lumen Learning Trust Primary Schools in Saxon, Echelford and Riverbridge.
  • supporting a drama entertainment project for the elderly at the Salvation Army
  • supporting the elderly at the local St Augustine’s care home
  • involved in a number of projects with Christ the Prince of Peace (including helping to organise and run a mass for the sick, as well as serving teas and coffees), St Charles Borromeo and the Riverside Vineyard Storehouse Project
  • supporting projects and lending a hand at Runnymede Foodbank and at the Salvation Army, Addlestone.

Overall, the Community Service Project Week proved to be a valuable way in which the students could contribute to the common good of the local area, whilst also developing their own moral growth. The boys and girls embraced the week with characteristic gusto and enthusiasm, and were always ready to go the extra mile and offer their services in any way that they could. St George's has received nothing but positive responses from the community leaders, local residents and schools involved who all thoroughly enjoyed the students' company.

Congratulations again must go to Maisie Whaley, whose design provided the logo for the Community Service Project Week, it was also displayed on the T-Shirts that the children wore whilst working on their projects. 

12 July 2017

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