Ensuring our students remain grounded and have an appreciation of our local surroundings is one of our founding principles. Giving something back to the community is an important part of life at Hymers and as a consequence the school and its students make a significant contribution to the local area.
All year groups work together on projects to raise money for local, national and worldwide charities. Recently, we’ve given Christmas parcels to vulnerable children and adults, organised a range of sporting and musical events such as our annual charity carol concert, and even completed a charity skydive!
11% of our income is devoted to bursaries
Last year our students raised £6,000 for Emmaus
Our bake sales have raised £3727.11 from 2016 - 2018!
150 local primary schools visited us last year!
We offer up our facilities to local groups and charities, and we have hosted a record number of events this year.
We are the only independent school in the country to be a training provider for the National Citizen Scheme. This scheme, aimed at students aged 15 to 17 from all over the local area, includes a residential outward bound trip and a substantial social action project which benefits the local community. Participating students develop life and work skills, and meet some amazing people on their three-week journey.
Each year the school makes a significant contribution to local and national charities. Whether it is fundraising or making donations here at Hymers we like to do our bit! Our students and staff have cycled, sang, baked, ran, donated food, bicycles, money and toys, and given up a huge amount their time!
We also offer up our facilities to local groups, schools and charities and we have hosted a record number of events this year. We have been involved in the ‘Back to Ours’ City of Culture celebrations, hosted Radio 4’s Question Time, welcomed a number of celebrity speakers to the college and watched the Yorkshire Vikings play T20 cricket in our grounds.
A huge part of our work in the community is providing local children with the opportunity to engage in activities that they perhaps wouldn’t normally experience. We not only invite local school children to attend events that we organise such as our Maths Challenges, Modern Language Eurofests and Cricketing Workshops, we also work with outside organisations such as the Junior Chess Congress, Brownlee Foundation, MMC Foundation, King’s Camps and Active Humber to give local children the opportunity of trying something completely new.
In summary, we believe that over 12,000 people in the local area have benefitted from the school’s community work with over 7,000 raised for local charities and over 5,000 hours volunteered.