The Bradfield Voluntary Service Programme (VSP) is designed for Shell (Year 10) pupils who opt out of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) in the Summer Term.
The programme runs for three terms starting Summer Term in the Shell and ends during the Lent Term in the Fifth Form.
We believe that for many young people there should be a great willingness to volunteer and be part of volunteering programmes, which give much needed support and benefit to those less fortunate than ourselves.
This element of service links very nicely with the Bradfield Diploma and is also a useful life skill in developing leadership, teamwork and empathy for others.
2019-20 VSP options
National accredited award in the organisation and running of a sports event. This is a classroom and practical based course run over three weeks, culminating in pupils organising and running an external sports competition.
Pupils volunteer with the John Simmonds trust based at Rushall Farm. The volunteers experience a varied programme based around the countryside and allows them to work with young children from the surrounding area.
Pupils work as a small group undertaking a project within the college grounds. The group will design, create and maintain the College allotment with the hope of producing seasonable fruits and vegetables.
This group will be helping to maintain part of the River Pang which runs through the College grounds. Pupils will be wading in the river and maintaining the banks and footpaths.
This group will work closely with the Rev to come up with charity and fundraising ideas and to put them into practise to raise money for their chosen charities.
This will see pupils undertake a variety of tasks in and around the Greek Theatre in preparation for this summer’s Festival.
This group who will be responsible for developing a recycling programme across the College, they will be encouraged to think of new ideas and initiatives and then implement them.
Pupils will travel to Ufton Court Outdoor Education Centre to take part in a range of tasks to assist the charity with the hosting an running of educational visits.
An environmental group that focuses on issues affecting Bradfield and the wider environment. They will work at the College Nature Reserve and within the science centre.