Oakham pupils help in local community
9 October 2012
Oakham School Voluntary Action pupils kicked off their annual October Service Weekend by fundraising for the children's cancer charity Clic Sargent with some bag packing in a local supermarket. Thank you to all the shoppers who supported the pupils on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.
Another group of pupils went to Lakelands Hospice in Corby where they entertained patients with an Activity Afternoon. This was a super opportunity to get people involved in mosaic making, cake decorating and lots of other fun activities. The pupils had a fantastic time and met some very interesting people. We aim to organise a full day of activities next time and also volunteer on a weekly basis.
Monday was a huge success with over 170 pupils out and about in Rutland, assisting with gardening projects at Langham Primary School and Brooke Hill Academy; continuing with much needed volunteer work at the newly opened Rocks by Rail and helping with a horticultural project at the Learning Farm, Manor Farm.
Braunston Church welcomed a group of volunteers who cleared the overgrown graveyard. Empingham and Casterton Primary Schools brought their year 5 and 6 classes to Oakham School where they enjoyed a fun filled day of activities. The annual Harvest Party welcomed 330 guests for afternoon tea and the entertainment provided by the pupils was an enormous triumph once again.
Overall, the Service Weekend gave the pupils a wonderful chance to experience many different volunteering opportunities.
Head of Voluntary Action