Community service - nursing homes

Partner: 5 local nursing homes
Partner type: Community Group
Project category: Volunteering

All Year 10 pupils visit local nursing homes each week for one term each year

Our sixth form pupils and staff also host an annual afternoon tea party for a group from Contact the Elderly.

Aims of the project

To provide acitivies, company and support for elderly residents and dementia patients in local nursing homes.

Background and goals

This has been driven by the school chaplain's and pupils' desire to help in the community.

The project has been running for over 10 years.

Resources

Pupils and staff time and minibuses/transport costs

The project runs throughout the year and in total, 80 Year 10 pupils spend one hour a week, for one term out in the community.

Impact

No direct measurment, but the success of the programme can be determined by the fact that it has been going for more than 10 years.

Pupil involvement

All Year 10 pupils from St Swithun's are involved

Frequency and duration

This is an ongoing activity.