At the Heart of the Community!
The Academy sees itself at the heart of a vital and diverse community and endeavours to provide students with the tools and opportunities to become active citizens. We have deepening relationships with our local community councils, faith and community groups.
Many of our students from all year groups get involved with community projects and we are always interested to hear good ideas about how they can help local people.
A group of students are currently working with local residents on a ‘Weaving Trust’ campaign, to break down barriers between generations and to bring the community together. We are working closely with Citizens:mk and the Leadenhall Residents Association to improve life in the local community. We have held two afternoon tea events to bring residents and students together in an informal atmosphere to chat about the things that matter to them, followed by a fun game of Bingo!
One of the major concerns, voiced by both residents and students was litter and so on Saturday 13th June, students gave up their Saturday to take part in a litter pick!
We are working with the Milton Keynes Rotary Association and have set up a successful student Interact Club, the first one in Milton Keynes. As with the adult Rotary Association, Interact’s mission statement is ‘Service Above Self’.
Students show they are capable of rising to the Shoe Box Challenge to benefit others less fortunate at Christmas.
Students have taken part in the Shoe Box Challenge and a Swimathon. They are currently planning a fundraiser for the End Polio Now Campaign.
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