At St Paul’s, education also involves service and the widening of horizons as part of the preparation to serve society. There is a genuine desire among boys and staff to engage in partnership and charitable work. By revitalising this work under a new model, our intention is to transform the lives of many young people within our local community.
In partnership with St Paul’s Girls’ School, we are developing a Friday afternoon programme for the Lower Eighth (Year 12), which would quadruple the number of pupils regularly volunteering in the local community, especially in state primary schools on both sides of the river. As we move forward, there is scope to expand beyond this year group and to work with secondary schools as well, helping to stretch their most able students. This work would also complement the volunteering our pupils are doing with our partnership charities in the developing world.