"A strong sense of community and of communal responsibility permeates relationships throughout and directly contributes to the pupils' well-being"Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)
Being of service to others, by not just taking but giving, sits at the core of our Christian values. The service programme gives all students opportunities to foster and develop a sense of responsibility and a feeling of care towards all fellow human beings. It involves each pupil giving his or her time and effort to benefit another individual or group, without expecting a reward.
Each year Bloxham pupils take part in an aspect of community service. All students in the Lower Sixth are expected to complete a year of community service where they take part in helping to run an activity for the benefit of those in the wider community. Activities include running after school clubs for the local primary school and weekly visits to a care home.
Most pupils at Bloxham take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme or the Combined Cadet Force, of which service is a major component. As a school, we have undertaken a commitment to not only provide service projects to our local community, but also to the wider world. In recent years, we have undertaken an ecological project in Honduras and a humanitarian project for an orphanage in Kenya.
Service helps students to develop a sense of social responsibility and sensitivity towards people from different backgrounds and circumstances. Putting others before oneself is a commitment and a discipline that will live with them as they go through life.