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Community Action

Pupils’ involvement in Community Action has a considerable profile within Dulwich College and is recognised in the award of Community Action Ties and in the award of College Colours as a requirement of the Dulwich Diploma conferred to pupils in Year 13. Community Action refers to volunteering and fundraising activities. 

Aims

Volunteering weekly or fortnightly allows Dulwich College boys in Years 10 to 13 to learn new skills during their lunch break or after school for two terms a year. 

Background

Pupils’ involvement in Community Action has a considerable profile within Dulwich College and is recognised in the award of Community Action Ties and in the award of College Colours as a requirement of the Dulwich Diploma conferred to pupils in Year 13. Community Action refers to volunteering and fundraising activities. 

Resources

Due to the restrictions imposed by Covid, our normal programme of Community Action was suspended. However, our College community sought opportunities to help those in need during the various lockdown periods. Posters with directives for appropriate involvement and clear instructions for necessary safeguarding awareness were shared electronically across the school. We received many emails and photographs that demonstrated compassion in action during this difficult time.

Impact

In addition to volunteering the Boys also partake in fundraising activities. There are five Charity Co-ordinators at Dulwich College.  The Senior Management Team chooses a charity for the term and the students organise themselves to raise money.  The boys chose to organise one event and one sacrifice per term – for example a technology-free mufti day with a £3 entry, they hope to raise in excess of £20,000 annually. 

 

Pupil Involvement

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency

Volunteering is fortnightly during the first two terms of the academic year.  Fundraising targets are set on a termly basis, the activities vary.