“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve” Mark 10:45
Understand and meet the needs of others, both in school and beyond.
This means that, for example:
- Students are outward looking
- Students serve within school, in our local community and in the wider world.
- Students learn to respect people in situations different to their own
Service is an important part of the ethos of Trinity school and is a way we are able to give back to our local community. This opportunity gives students that chance to learn the value of serving others and about Jesus who taught that it is much greater to serve that to be served. It also gives them the chance to learn things they would not necessarily get a chance to experience in the classroom.
Our current local placements are:
- 5 local primary schools
- A residential home for the elderly – Abbeyfield St Mary’s
- A charity day centre for adults with learning and physical disabilities – Leonard Cheshire
- The Greatness Estate
- 2 mother and toddler groups – Vine Evangelical Church and Hope Church
- A nursery – Children’s workshop
Key Stage 3 students all take part in a service placement during the year, where last year nearly 1600 hours of service was completed. Key Stage 4 will be piloting a scheme this year which enables them to serve others within the school community.
Trinity also runs a vibrant House system. Each year, Houses raise money for charities chosen by the students. The school was pleased to raise nearly £4000 in the year 2016-17.
EDUCATION FOR LIFE IN ALL ITS FULLNESS