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Description: Participants will assist students from Wingfield Business & Enterprise College to plant new trees at the school and tend to their community garden. The students at Wingfield will help instruct the participants how best to plant the trees and other foliage on the day.
Date: Thursday 28 June 2012
Time: 10.15am - 5pm
Location: Wingfield Business & Enterprise College, Rotherham
Group Size: 45 volunteers maximum
Travel Details: Participants must make their own way to Rotherham Rail Station on the day. They must arrive by 10.15am at the latest. Transportation to the site will be arranged between 10.30 - 10.40am. Taxis are available if participants want to make their own way to site.
Work will begin at 11am prompt and will continue until 3.30pm
Costs: Travel to/from Rotherham will be reimbursed (up to £60 max).
10.15am - Participants meet at Rotherham Central train station; a coach will meet us and we will store any luggage and/or change of clothes for later
10.30am - Travel to Wingfield Business & Enterprise College
10.45am - Brief introduction to the school, an icebreaker and an overview of the Community Action Day activities
11.15am - Begin project
1.00pm - Break for lunch
1.45pm - Continue project
3.30pm - Finish project and take group photo with the Mayor of Rotherham, students present participants with certificates of completion.
4.00pm - Travel back to Rotherham/Barbot Hall
This will be an outdoor event and everyone is advised to wear sturdy footwear (eg walking boots), and have appropriate clothing for the varying weather conditions. Participants should also bring a change of clothing as you can expect to get muddy.
Volunteers should incur little to no costs. Travel to/from Rotherham will be reimbursed up to £60 max.
Volunteers must be a current participant on a Fulbright programme, an Alumni of a Fulbright or US Dept of State Programme or a Fulbright Finalist. Spaces are limited and will be available on a first come first serve basis. In order to secure a volunteer spot you must email Monique, UK Programme Coordinator, no later than 30 May.
Monique will confirm whether you will be attending or have been placed on the waiting list. If you have secured a spot you must book travel ASAP. The deadline to withdraw/give up your spot is June 15. Unfortunately the Commission will not be able to reimburse travel for anyone who chooses to withdraw.
Wingfield is a well-respected and achieving Business and Enterprise College which lies
at the heart of the Wingfield Learning Community. Working in partnership with local businesses, primary schools, community forums, post 16 providers and other secondary schools, the college is able to offer an extensive range of opportunities to young people, providing excellent facilities for all students to achieve their potential.
Their Business and Enterprise specialism enables the college to invest in a coherent and vibrant programme of high quality education, with a wide range of qualifications which promotes community learning through the delivery of new and personalised courses.
Subjects are organised into curriculum areas: Maths, English, Science, ICT & Business, PE, Expressive Arts (Art, Drama, Music), Humanities (Geography, History), RE and PSHCE (Citizenship and Personal, Social, Health and Careers Education), Modern Foreign Languages, Design Technology and Vocational Education.
An inclusive policy for all ensures that Wingfield strives to guarantee a broader balanced education for students with disabilities, from ethnic minorities and for vulnerable students. The level of care, support and guidance for students was described by Ofsted in November 2010 as ‘Outstanding’.
The very positive ethos of the college has its foundations in developing mutual respect, entrepreneurship, integrity and personal independence. They believe, whole heartedly, that: Together Everyone Achieves More