Projects and collaborations

Projects and collaborations can be large or small, long-term or one off. All offer a clear benefit or value to the pupils involved. Whatever the nature and scope of activities, they only ever exist because a local need has been identified and there are dedicated and enthusiastic school leaders at the helm to make it work. If you are thinking of setting up a new independent-state school partnership or building up an existing one, these Dos and Don’ts might help.

A selection of projects and partnerships involving independent schools and maintained schools or community groups can be found below.

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Tuesday Club

On a fortnightly basis we collect and return approximately 30 residents from care homes and warden-assisted accommodation in Blandford to visit Hunter House. The Tuesday Club provides an opportunity f …

Partners

  • Bryanston School
  • Castleman House and other local care homes
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Dorset Search and Rescue

Nick Welford, Head of Science is a volunteer for the Dorset Search and Rescue Group. The Group uses the school grounds for navigation training exercises and river activities. …

Partners

  • Bryanston School
  • Dorset Search and Rescue
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Photography to support Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund

Voluntary photography supporting the charity work of the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund in Uganda.  This charity is currently working with 45 schools in remote rural regions. Progress is pho …

Partners

  • Bryanston School
  • Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund
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Guide Dogs for the Blind

Sue Fox, secretary to the Second Master volunteers for Guide Dogs for the Blind by providing boarding for a dog prior to advanced training. Bryanston grounds are used as a collection/drop-off point fo …

Partners

  • Bryanston School
  • Guide Dogs
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Classroom Assistants at Local Primary Schools

Every Tuesday afternoon, pupils act as classroom assistants in 5 different local primary schools: Blandford St Mary, Pimperne, Durweston, Archbishop Wake and Milldown. Around 30 sessions will take pla …

Partners

  • Bryanston School
  • Pimperne Primary, Durweston Primary, Archbishop Wake, Milldown Primary, Blandford St Mary Primary,
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LGBT Awareness Volunteer for Stonewall

Ian McClary, teacher of English, volenteers for Stonewall as part of their School Role Models programme, delivering talks to local state schools about LGBT awareness and inclusion at no fee.  …

Partners

  • Bryanston School
  • Stonewall
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The Shewsy

The School’s support for Shrewsbury House (known as 'the Shewsy') Youth Club in Everton, Liverpool, founded in 1903 by a master at the School, has remained paramount. 60 Lower Sixth students vis …

Partners

  • Shrewsbury School
  • Shrewsbury House
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Supporting the Wellspring Trust

The Wellspring provides referrals into housing; and they have supported over 1,500 rough sleepers off the streets and into accommodation. The Wellspring provides educational courses, Computer courses, …

Partners

  • Stockport Grammar Junior School
  • The Wellspring Trust: Charity for the Homeless (1)
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Lunch Club Volunteers

Every Wednesday a group of King's School volunteers visit St John's CEP School to run lunch clubs for the pupils. The St John's children can choose from dance, drama, art and chess club all run …

Partners

  • The King's School, Canterbury
  • St Johns Church of England Primary School, Northgate, Canterbury
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Breakfast Club Volunteers

Every morning during term time a team of enthusiastic student volunteers from The King's School, Canterbury visit St. John’s Primary School to help out with their Breakfast Club. …

Partners

  • The King's School, Canterbury
  • St Johns Church of England Primary School, Northgate, Canterbury
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Lancing College Farm Project

The farm runs as an extra-curricular activity for Lancing College pupils, as well as a resource for local schools and charities. The farm project is rooted in conservation and open to all-comers. The …

Partners

  • Lancing College
  • Downsbrook Primary School, Worthing, Oakgrove College SEN School, Hillpark SEN School, Herons-dale SEN School, Shoreham, APC Behavioural Schools, Plumpton College, local Scout groups
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Tea party for the elderly

Pupils organised a tea party - sandwiches and cakes - for the local elderly, including musical entertainment and a game of bingo. …

Partners

  • Shrewsbury School
  • AGE UK (2)
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The Big Draw

Shrewsbury School hosted a Big Draw event on 11 October 2018. …

Partners

  • Shrewsbury School
  • The Big Draw
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Supporting young children with reading

Six pupils go to the Primary School for a couple of hours one Monday afternoon each month to support Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils with reading.  …

Partners

  • Shrewsbury School
  • Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School, Castlefields, Shrewsbury
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Litter Pick

15 King's School pupil volunteers joined forces with volunteers from the Canterbury community for one of the biggest litter picks and clean ups that the city has ever seen. The clean-up was orga …

Partners

  • The King's School, Canterbury
  • Various community groups within Canterbury city