with Louise Johnson (Teacher of Psychology) and Claire Foulkes (Teacher of Geography)
There are a wide range of volunteering activities on offer. Students are supported to find something that interests them and will benefit them in a future career.
This year’s placements include vets and animal sanctuaries, charity shops, care homes for elderly, nurseries, primary and middle schools, with several returning to their old High Schools as mentors in specific subjects. We have a few students in businesses, one at NWHS Cottage Hospital, and one at John Innes Institute. Some placements are very difficult to do at this age, but we will work with students to find somewhere to help them gain transferable employability skills/experience. Most schools would appreciate any further help that our students can offer and local scout and guide groups are keen for helpers in this area. We can also put them in touch with other agencies such as Voluntary Norfolk, Build, etc. who may have other positions available. Most volunteering happens on Wednesday afternoons, but can also be done in evenings, weekends or college holidays. Anybody interested needs to come along to B1.4 at 1pm on Wednesdays to see Sandra or Claire to help them get started.