At Cambian Spring Hill School, we value the importance of developing strong links both within the local community and with the communities from which our young people join us in order to grow a sense of belonging and purpose.
Community activities develop team work skills, confidence and help our students develop resilience in different situations, environments and scenarios. We provide the opportunity to visit local libraries, shops, cafes, places of interest, businesses and attractions. In order to enhance the learning experience of our young people.
One group of students took on the challenge of bag packing in a local supermarket to raise money to develop a sensory area in Ripon library for use by the general public, whilst another group of students spent a number of afternoons playing cards and chatting away to war veterans in a local nursing home.
One young person did a fantastic job volunteering for Save the Children and his contribution was greatly appreciated.
As a school we are very involved in the local Inclusion Sport opportunities which sees us travel to various schools and venues in the area to compete in sporting competitions... we often win too!
We also have links with local colleges and businesses and many of our students access longer term college placements or work experience placements within the local area or back in their home community.
Further afield, we have youngsters who have enriched their formal learning by visiting Belgium to see the Commonwealth War Graves – a trip that will stay with them for many years to come.