Oakham students start Service Weekend

Oakham students are looking forward to facing a wide array of challenges as part of their Service Weekend over the next three days.

Held twice a year in the Spring and Winter terms, Service Weekend gives pupils an opportunity to do something out-of-the-ordinary: as part of their D of E award, CCF training or Voluntary Action.

Pupils involved in Voluntary Action will be helping in a number of different areas within the community. Groups of pupils, accompanied by members of staff, will be preparing Harvest food packages, helping at the Foodbank, participating in activities with residents at the Lodge Care Home in Market Overton, completing a First Aid course, helping out with sports and swimming for local special needs children and volunteering at Rocks by Rail.

Meanwhile, CCF recruits will travel to Cumbria to complete their adventure training in the challenging and build on their military training.

Pupils working towards their Bronze, Silver and Gold D of E awards are setting out on their cycling, walking or canoeing expeditions in picturesque locations all over the country. One group will be cycling in the North York Moors, while another canoes down the River Nene and another walks in the Peak District, amongst other locations. The groups have independently planned their journeys, as well as preparing supplies for the weekend.

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