Charity and Service
Inspired by the Woodard ethos, the College encourages and supports students and staff to get involved in all kinds of voluntary and charity activities. There are a number of ways to do this. All our lives are enriched through new experiences and the opportunity to serve locally or on the other side of the world.
CAS and the IB
As part of their IB programme and reflecting the school’s Woodard ethos, many students are involved in local community service projects.
Most weekends, groups head out to projects in the Sussex area; for example, working with the National Trust at Standen House doing forestry and conservation or helping with the design and build of an outdoor education and play area for young children.
Then, there’s youth work at Activity Days, doing rock climbing, drumming, drama, go-karting and other activities with children with disabilities. This is through the local charity Aiming High for Disabled Children.
We are planning some student-led, in-house events for the local charity No Limits. Students also go into Haywards Heath to help out at playgroups and social groups such as Kangaroos and Gateway.
An exciting initiative is a peer education partnership with the Red Cross. Our students will learn about humanitarian relief and first aid and will be trained to go and deliver presentations in local schools.
Our Charity Action Team continues to raise funds and awareness with regular activities.