Date Posted... Jul 4th 2023

World Aims Day 2023

This week the whole School has been celebrating World Aims  (Action In Methodist Schools), an initiative created to encourage the family of Methodist Independent Schools to look beyond themselves and consider the needs of the local and broader community. Throughout the year, World AIMS inspires so many of our school activities  – highlighted by our dedicated charity and sustainability committees and community partnerships, as well as our annual World AIMS day.

Yesterday’s programme of events and activities focussed on five local charities. We have been thrilled to welcome to School representatives from charities; All We Can, Cornwall Air Ambulance, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, St Petrocs, Shelter Box, and Why Why Why into School today to talk about the work they do in our local communities and further afield.

Each session started with a background charity briefing followed by pupil-led tasks and challenges to build compassion and understanding of each charity’s work and utilise some critical skills that this charity might use during their day-to-day work.

Activities have included running a newsdesk and responding quickly to breaking news stories. Designing a 1-minute disaster response appeal based on a real-life scenario. Timed code breaking using skills of communication, organisation and teamwork. Other activities have included making a stop-motion short film,  a ‘backpack challenge’ and basic first aid skills workshops.

A big thank you to our ‘Rev’ Aubin De Gruchy for organising a thought-provoking and action-packed day of activities to raise awareness and compassion for many great causes. And also a big thank you to all our staff for working together to deliver a fantastic program of events. Today pupils took part in compassion discussions about the school community and a range of fun classroom activities to raise awareness for each of our designated charities.