The Duchess of Cornwall's Visit
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall was treated to a showcase of Linguistics's Society's 'Word Club' on a recent visit to Sheffield. The Duchess presented certificates in recognition of the youngsters achievments this year. The event culminated in a performance from SUCrew (Hip Hop Society) for the whole school.
Students Back St Wilfrid's to Win
This Sheffield charity won the ‘Big Lottery Fund People’s Millions’ £50, 000 prize with a little help from their friends across the city! A team of students helped to campaign and encourage people to vote. The charity received the highest number of votes in the country. They have been asked to share their campaign plan as a model of good practice. See http://www.stwilfridscentre.org
The Queen's Visit
HRH The Queen met some of our amazing volunteers on her recent visit to Sheffield. Students involved in Flourish, Lego Club and RAG (Raising And Giving) prepared showcases of their projects for Her Majesty and were available to answer questions. A truly memorable day and a credit to the achievements of the many more volunteers who were too numerous to be part of the event but give their time and energy and talent to volunteering in our city.
Lego Club Wins National Prize
This project was judged an ‘Outstanding Project’ at the Higher Education Student Volunteering Awards. Volunteers support children and parents to work together to design and build Lego models. The idea is to use a simple, traditional toy and show how it could be used to develop children’s confidence and interpersonal skills as well as encourage positive interaction within families. In the first 18 months of the project, 160 pupils and 60 parents benefitted. The project now operates in 4 different community settings. This is the 7th year that we have been recognised at this prestigious national event.
Sheffield Volunteering achieved the ‘Reach’ quality standard. This national scheme recognises good practice in working with young volunteers and rewards organisations which encourage informed ownership amongst young people. To achieve the standard we had to demonstrate competency in twelve areas (e.g. accessibility, rights and responsibilities, safety, diversity, community benefit etc).
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