|When:||Tuesdays, 4.00 – 5.00 pm|
The Third Year Service and Citizenship scheme was set up in 2002 to help pupils to develop a broader understanding of their place in the wider community (local, national and global) and to encourage them to make an active contribution to the society in which they live. Participation in the scheme is compulsory for all pupils in the Third Year.
A range of different activities is available for which boys are invited to express their preferences at the beginning of the school year. They are then put into groups which will change on a termly or half-termly basis. Some boys will therefore do as many as six different activities in the shool year.
In some cases boys will go out into the local community with activities ranging from visiting residential homes and entertaining the residents, to offering ICT help in the Abingdon town library. There is also the opportunity to undertake charity work. At other times, boys will be acquiring life skills such as managing personal finance or touch typing. More global issues will be covered by activities such as Environmental Service and the Moldova Project.
Within the scheme all pupils complete a First Aid course run by our Health Centre personnel and accredited by the St John Ambulance organisation. This includes those boys who will have opted to join
the CCF, which runs at this time.
With such a wide range of activities, boys are able to have a taste of different aspects of service and citizenship and many choose to continue serving the community as they go further up the School.