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Rushcliffe School Wins New Lord Lieutenant’s Award

Pupils at Rushcliffe School have won the new Lord Lieutenant’s award after participating in 2500 hours of voluntary service over the last year. A third of our 1500 pupils have been involved in a wide range of projects supporting national charities and the local community. The voluntary work included:

  • Cooking Christmas dinner for the residents of a local care home each year.
  • Supporting a disabled centre, nursery and school in Malawi.
  • Going into a local care home to spending time with people with dementia.
  • Planning and delivering a series of sports festivals to feeder primary schools.
  • Constructing a sensory garden for a local church’s nursery group.
  • Organising an annual fundraising festival to support children at The School of Hope in Guatemala.
  • Carrying out volunteer work in Ecuador for the local community.

Every year group chooses a charity (Help for Hero’s, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Teenage Cancer Trust have recently been chosen) to support and organise fundraising activities for.

Vice Lord Lieutenant, Colonel Timothy Richmond, and Deputy Lord Lieutenant Arthur Sandford visited the school to present the award.

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Head teacher Steve Lewis said: “Helping others and supporting both our local and global community is one of the key values of our school. Our pupils willingly give up many hours of their time to help those in need. They have a real passion for the voluntary work they do. They actively direct and lead it. I am very proud of them indeed.”