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Shortlisted for an AMCIS Impact Award

Shortlisted for an AMCIS Impact Award
Community Links Adventure and Leadership, Outreach/Charities

We are delighted that Sherborne Girls has been shortlisted in the 2022 AMCIS IMPACT Awards in the Partnership & Outreach category. 

Community is the bedrock of Sherborne Girls, evidenced in our collaboration with the broader Sherborne town community. A fundamental part of our ethos is to encourage the girls to have a social conscience and to leave the school as custodians of the future with a sense of responsibility, and to be ‘an influence for good’. This ethos is lived out by the charitable initiatives that take place each term, led by our Charity Prefects, as well as a dedicated member of staff who is focused on Community Liaison. 

Teachers actively encourage and facilitate student-led community initiatives in and around the Sherborne area with a particular emphasis on service. Such outreach activities include members of the sixth form taking on Youth Advisor roles on both the Local Town Council and the Patient Participation Group of a local GP surgery where their views are sought regarding a whole host of relevant issues. Our girls regularly perform music concerts for residents at Yeovil Hospital and local care homes, with girls taking multiple opportunities to interact and connect with adults and children in the area with specific needs and disabilities. Student led volunteering within the town’s care homes has been particularly successful with new initiatives such as the ‘My New Friend’ letter-writing campaign and video calls with residents which have been informative and entertaining for both parties. 

Sherborne Girls maintains well-established educational links with the Sherborne Area Schools trust (SAST); partnering with many local schools in the area including The Gryphon School. Teachers and girls also volunteer in local schools with STEM workshops, sport, drama and music events including a weekly strings masterclass for talented primary children and a debating workshop with a local primary school to prepare them for an upcoming debating competition. Members of the Senior Leadership Team and staff sit on local SAST school governing bodies with other teachers delivering language workshops for state schools.   

Facilities at the school are used by community committees for meetings and lectures, and staff members act as Trustees to local committees such as Community Kitchen. Other members of the School community including parents, past parents, Old Girls and Honorary Old Girls are also invited to play a part within the community by regularly giving of their time to share their expertise to enhance the girls’ learning. 

These initiatives not only add value to the community but also encourage student leadership and provide opportunities for the girls to make a positive difference and play a part within the community reflecting the key principles in our School’s vision. Our commitment to community is evidenced across all areas of School life at Sherborne Girls and helps prepare and inspire the girls to flourish in, and make a positive contribution to, the world ahead of them. 

The winning schools will be announced in early May. 

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Shortlisted for an AMCIS Impact Award