Volunteering enables students to play an active role in their society. We have two groups of volunteers both working on environmental projects. The Sayer’s Croft group work alongside students from Tormead School keeping the grounds in check throughout the year. This includes clearance of autumn leaves, bramble cutting and remaking bark chip paths. At The Garden House Project, students are also helping to make the site more sustainable. They have built woodland paths with disabled access, dug ditches, built bridges, made dead hedges and completed a stumpery to encourage new wildlife to take up residence. This helps to build the students confidence but also gives them a huge sense of achievement when projects are completed. Volunteering gives students opportunities to meet employers and work alongside their employees. These experiences help students gain OCR accreditations in all pathways and Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering Awards.