Are you someone who gains satisfaction from helping others? If so there are lots of ways you can engage with the community and involve yourself in charitable activities. Our students are encouraged to raise awareness of causes and organise ways to raise funds for our agreed charities. It's an excellent opportunity to make a difference in the community, whilst gaining vital experience and increasing your employability skills for the future.
Outwood Post 16 Centre has forged strong links with local and national charities who regularly offer our students great opportunities to work in the wider community on a variety of placements or projects. These opportunities are advertised in Guidance on Monday mornings and details are always available in the Learning Resource Centre on the volunteering board. Some of the organisations we work with are:
- Worksop’s Got Talent
- Worksop Library fun palace and summer reading challenge
- Race for Life
- Salvation Army
- New Roots Housing Project
- Nottinghamshire Youth Justice Panel
In addition, Outwood Post 16 Centre have forged close links with a charity called ASSET (Adrian Sudbury School’s Education Trust)
In memory of their son Adrian, Keith and Kay Sudbury have founded ASSET and developed a school education programme called Register and Be a Lifesaver.
495 students from Outwood Post 16 Centre have already joined the stem cell register and two of those students have been matched to recipients, saving two lives. Outwood Post 16 Centre has the honour of being the first Centre to have a student, Ben Stubbs, matched to a recipient as a result of the programme.
Many of our students take the opportunity to be part of the Student Voice, with representatives from Year 12 and Year 13. The Student Voice organises a range of activities from charity fundraising events to acting as ambassadors for the Post 16 Centre.
The Centre has raised thousands of pounds over the years for many different charities including:
- Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice
- Children in Need
- Bassetlaw Food Bank
- Sport Relief
- Guide Dogs for the Blind
- Macmillan Cancer Support
Outwood Post 16 welcomes student input for new and innovative ways of raising money for charity.