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Ballymena Academy

Ballymena Academy

  • Provide opportunities for all young people, particularly those in Years 13 and 14, to take part in internal school volunteering and social action opportunities.
  • Foster positive relationships with external volunteers involving organisations and provide all students, particularly those in Years 13 and 14, with information on volunteering opportunities within their local community.
  • Support students in documenting their learning and skills development through the Millennium Volunteers’ programme and celebrating this learning in UCAS personal statements, CV’s and application forms, thus impacting positively on their own self-esteem and personal development.
  • Recognise the commitment that students give to volunteering and social action within School through the various school and community based media.

We’re still working on our pledge to the #iwill campaign. Next progress update is coming soon, so watch this space!

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Quote from Charlotte Hill, CEO at Step Up To Serve
“The #iwill campaign is driven by leaders from across society who are committed to making youth social action a normal part of growing up in the UK.
We know that young people want to play an active part in improving their communities, and that in doing so, they develop their own skills for work and life.
Over 350 cross-sector organisations so far have pledged to support youth social action, and say #iwill. What will you do?”