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Making A Difference Day

Each July all Senior School Pupils (excluding those who have just completed their exams) spend a day involved in a range of activities to support the local community.

These activities include such things as;

- preparing and serving food to the homeless

- clearing local overrgrown church yards

- running a Sports Day for a local primiary school

- running a drop in centre for Cheltenham & Stroud Open Door

- assisting at a local food bank

- Making cakes, serving tea and cooking a bbq for residents of a local care home

Aims

The aims of this annual day is to provide Wycliffe students with the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the local community across a range of areas, assisting members of the community most in need.

Background

Make A Difference (MaD) was originally conceived and organised by the College Chaplain and has been running for 2 years since 2018.

Resources

Over 40 staff, teaching and non-teaching are involved in the day.

The College provides all of the transportation.

Impact

The impact of the Day is significant to those whom the pupils support. Feedback is reviewed in detail to assist with planning future events to maximise the impact.

Pupil Involvement

Over 150 pupils are involved from Year 9 - Year 13 (13 - 18 years old).

Frequency

One day per annum.

Plans to continue for future years.

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