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  1. 1. v-Wellsway “ Bringing Learning to Life in The Heart of the Community” ( C Cooke 2010 )
  2. 2. Proposal <ul><li>To apply the principals of v-Schools to Wellsway School </li></ul>
  3. 3. Aims <ul><li>To encourage students to help in the community. </li></ul><ul><li>To teach them the value of being active and productive members of the school and the wider community. </li></ul><ul><li>To promote Wellsway School and her students as the outstanding school in the heart of the community that it is. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Outcomes <ul><li>v-Wellsway intends to help students learn how to: </li></ul><ul><li>Take action in the local communities </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the Olympic Values in practice </li></ul><ul><li>Learn and build on the importance of school and the wider community </li></ul><ul><li>Teach young people how to strengthen their role in society by harnessing their time, talents and ideas </li></ul>
  5. 5. Benefits for Students <ul><li>An award after they have contributed x hours </li></ul><ul><li>Gain valuable skills and learn about their communities </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage them to become active citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Cultivates a spirit of service </li></ul><ul><li>Raises awareness about the needs of people from different sectors of society </li></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits for Wellsway <ul><li>It’s free (I think) </li></ul><ul><li>It’s fun </li></ul><ul><li>It creates a database of our school’s achievement </li></ul><ul><li>It further raises the profile of an Outstanding School in the Heart of the Community </li></ul><ul><li>It celebrates students’ and the schools’ achievement </li></ul><ul><li>It builds relationships with the local community </li></ul><ul><li>It brings learning to life! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Background <ul><li>There is a lot of voluntary activity amongst students at Wellsway </li></ul><ul><li>Students in Yrs 9 and 10 (now 10 and 11) did a survey for me over the summer term to show what is already happening </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of enthusiasm from a range of students already </li></ul><ul><li>v-Schools worked on a National Credit system and also existed as a database and agency for students doing or wanting to do voluntary work. 1 voluntary activity = 1 v-school credit. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Timescale <ul><li>To set up data bases for v-Schools by the beginning of next term. </li></ul>