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Eton has a flourishing programme of volunteering activities in partnership with local schools, charities and other projects. These form an integral part of the co-curricular timetable of most pupils in C Block (Year 12) and are now increasingly available to boys in other blocks (year groups) as well.

Placements

Xổ số muôn nămAll C Blockers sign up for a weekly public service activity, participating in either community engagement, the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) or admissions tours. Volunteering placements are overseen by the Master-in-Charge, while the Social Action Mentor offers additional support for boys with a particular project in mind.

Over 200 pupils in C Block volunteer for their choice of a broad range of placements, all of which make a greater difference to people in the local community. These placements also offer the chance for boys to develop skills and confidence, which will serve them in later life.

Xổ số muôn nămI hope to make a difference by helping the children to mature and develop into not only better rugby players, but also better people.

Pupil volunteer

Placements include:

  • Local schools – music practice, classroom help, sports coaching, maths mentoring, chess clubs, Latin classes
  • Placements with the local elderly and disabled – helping in private houses, care homes, weekly clubs and charity shops
  • Museums, arts centres, libraries and charity shops – running workshops for local children or assisting with clerical tasks
  • Outdoor placements – swan rescue, rowing coaching, riverside maintenance, tourist information and renovating public gardens in Slough
300

Xổ số muôn nămboy hours are devoted to local volunteer work on average weekly.

Some boys complete a further Eton College Community Engagement (ECCE) placement in B Block (Year 13), and volunteering opportunities are also available to boys in other blocks. Younger boys from F to D Block (Years 9-11) have participated in various projects and placements, including: workshops at local schools; charity shops and tourist information centres; lunch clubs and tea parties for senior citizens; and Eton Town Council’s street-clean mornings.

Running alongside our volunteering scheme is a broad programme of events and assignments that develop boys’ awareness and social literacy. These include a series of talks to inspire and inform; workshops to help them prepare mentally for their responsibilities; and a series of opportunities to reflect on how they might make the most of their volunteering placement as a chance to serve and to learn.