We are proud to be part of our local community, with our facilities used by many different organisations and our staff and students involved in learning projects with schools in Cambridge and the surrounding villages.
Our links with local secondary schools go back many years and include activities within the Independent State School Partnership (ISSP) and our Saturday morning Community Music School. We've recently extended these activities to younger children through two new initiatives.
Through The Shine Trust independent/state school partnership programme Serious Fun on Saturdays, we open up our facilities to children from a number of primary schools. Our students become mentors and teachers share ideas.
Under the STeP Out Primary Partnership Programme, our teachers and students visit a local primary school to deliver fun projects – stretch activities – to challenge and inspire their more able pupils. The programme is aimed at pupils in years 5 and 6.
These programmes are a great opportunity for our students to learn through service. They help the teachers and act as mentors to the children as they work alongside them, expanding their horizons, developing leadership and communication skills, building self-confidence and making a valuable contribution to the local community.