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YOPEY Befrienders Shining Brightly


Sixth Form students were awarded for the hours they had volunteered at Leawood Manor over the past year during a high tea with High Sheriff, Col. David Sneath.  Each week students have spent at least an hour exchanging memories and catching up on the latest news with residents.  Year 12 student Jack Dewik came top of the league volunteering 20 hours since the start of the year.

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So far there have been around 30 students involved with the Befriender scheme set up by YOPEY which aims to help create relationships between the  young and old.

Shrutee Desai, Assistant Head said: “It fits perfectly with our school ethos, which is all about taking the holistic view and developing the whole child. Not only has it increased the students’ understanding of how to do support work, it’s also developed their confidence and offered insight into possible career pathways such as medicine, nursing or social work.”

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For the full story visit http://westbridgfordwire.com/rushcliffe-school-teenagers-commended-companionship-given-care-home-residents/.

YOPEY Article - Nursing & Residential Care publication

BBC Radio Nottingham Interview


Rushcliffe School Action Aid - 'The Big Litter Pick'

As part of Rushcliffe School’s Community Action Aid, summer half term has begun with ‘The Big Litter Pick.’   Students have been really positive and engaged well.  The litter pick has been carried out during form time learning by a different tutor group each day. The site staff really appreciate the support and have worked with students to start clearing areas where litter has built up over time. 

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All students involved will log this in their Action Aid log book.  The field and surrounding areas look fantastic.  Well done to all those involved.

Action Aid Log Book