Sixth Form Community Day
This academic year sees Hymers College celebrate its 125th anniversary. To commemorate this event we are embarking on a community project which will involve all of our pupils giving up one school day to work on projects that will benefit the community in some way, shape or form. Our Sixth Form students kicked off this initiative on Friday 19th October.
Spread out across a variety of locations, over 170 of our Sixth Formers set out on their group projects. One large group were responsible for clearing up Red Top Park, students collected litter, removed leaves and re-painted the park’s benches. Another group worked alongside Emmaus Hull, weeding, potting plants and assisting where needed. Cancer Research welcomed several students to help sift through newly donated stock in the run up to Christmas. A team of willing volunteers visited residential homes, some provided musical entertainment whilst others kept the residents company by playing board games and chatting. Hull’s Afro Caribbean Centre invited students to help out with tasks they had and students also helped to build a website for the community centre. A group were situated on Princes Avenue and were responsible for re-painting the street planters. There were also students doing art work, including anti-litter posters and litter sculptures. The remainder of students dedicated their day to a clean-up much closer to home, litter picking in the Sunny Bank and Hymers Avenue area.
Following in the footsteps of our Sixth Form, each year group will dedicate a different school day to work in the community within the 2018/19 academic year.
A big thank you goes out to students, staff and supporting organisations that helped to ensure our first community day ran smoothly. We are looking forward to the next!
If you would like to be involved in our next community day, please contact our Director of Co-Curricular, Mr Denis Thompson: firstname.lastname@example.org