The Blues Award is an extra-curricular programme for all students in Year 12 that encourages them to volunteer their time and energy to support the wider school community. Our students could also rise to new challenges out of school and give back to local charities, the elderly community, or anyone in need of support. Year 12 students are encouraged to give back as much voluntary time as possible, ideally “24 hours of giving”, however several students this year have gone above and beyond!
Last year, as a year group, our students contributed a total of 4691 hours. Our students gave up their time volunteering in the local community, working with charities and helping our own staff and departments with activities such as:
•Parents’ information evenings
•Mentoring younger students both at Blue Coat School and Brian Clarke Academy
•Working in food banks, community centres and youth clubs
•Supporting extracurricular activities such as the swimming gala
•Raising money for charities.
•Volunteering overseas teaching in poorer parts of the world and giving their time for good causes
Taking part in The Blues Award in Year 12 allowed me to step outside of my comfort zone and dedicate time to new activities and responsibilities which have heavily benefitted both my confidence and communication skills throughout the year.
I would definitely recommend The Blues Award, as it not only provides opportunity to develop a range of skills, but also serves as experience which will be recognised on personal statement/future applications.
The Blue Coat Sixth Form is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust
Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is www.cranmereducationtrust.com and the phone number 0161 785 5082.