Caring Pupils Lend a Hand
Community Service Volunteers help look after rescued horses at Grafham Paddocks.
Fifth Form pupils Abbie, Ella, Jake and Madeleine have been helping to look after rescued horses at Grafham Paddocks as part of their Community Service Unit (CSU) placement. CSU operates one afternoon a week during term-time and involves pupils from our 4th, 5th and 6th Forms. It’s a great opportunity for students to make a valuable contribution and give something back to their local and wider communities.
Pupils can volunteer to lend a helping hand at a range of organisations including local nurseries, primary schools, farms, charity shops, and residential care homes. These opportunities can also provide excellent work experience, particularly for those considering a career in education, medicine and healthcare, social services, veterinary science or perhaps working with animals.
Kimbolton School Chaplain and CSU organiser Rev Dr Cathy Brazier said: “Through volunteering our pupils develop organisational, leadership, teamwork, problem-solving and communication skills. These are all qualities that universities and employers are looking for. Above all, we aim to have fun by helping others!”