Our Community Service programme is for Sixth Form pupils and operates on Wednesday afternoons. This might involve acting as classroom assistants at local primary schools, helping the elderly, organising football training or decorating a local church hall.
The programme also affords a rewarding opportunity for pupils to fulfil service hours for the Duke of Edinburgh scheme or the CAS programme operated within the International Baccalaureate.
Projects that otherwise may not exist
Haileybury’s ethos is to create projects run by Haileyburians that would not exist without our help.
Our pupils host Haileybury afternoon teas for local elderly residents, run weekly bingo sessions and provide specialist coaching to local primary pupils in Art, Dance, Chess, Italian, Java programming and many other disciplines.
External placements are in the local community of Hoddesdon, Hertford, Ware, Broxbourne and Hertford Heath and range from visiting two residential homes for the elderly, working in 11 local primary schools, six charity shops and visiting seniors living in the local community. There is also a long-standing commitment to a local school for disabled children.
We have particularly strong links with Haileybury Turnford, where pupils also help in editing the school magazine and, at the request of local parents, assist in teaching Italian to the children.
The programme provides an extremely enriching experience for pupils, broadening their horizons and providing an enhanced sense of self-worth.
Approximately 65 pupils are placed in the local community. The aim is for all Sixth Form pupils to undertake community service for at least half an academic year.
Can you help us?
External placements are always popular and Haileybury is seeking more opportunities for pupils to work within the local community. If you are aware of such opportunities or if you work with an organisation seeking such support, please contact Niall McCarthy.