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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

In 2019-20 we offered 13 external projects as on-going volunteering opportunities to our pupils.

Forty seven pupils volunteered at five educational projects (3 primary schools, 1 secondary school and one tutoring programme), Forty seven pupils volunteered at social projects including care homes and a food bank, and forty-five volunteered their time will local environmental projects including West Norwood Cemetery and Ebony Horse Club.

20 staff support students 

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.