At Hutchesons’ we work with our pupils as they look outside of the school gates and into our local community. It is an incredibly rewarding experience for our pupils and each year they do fantastic work for a variety of charities.
Compassion is at the very essence of what it is to be a Hutchesonian and our pupils demonstrate this with their charitable endeavours.
All our S3 pupils take part in Enrichment Week in May which allows them to come off timetable so they can volunteer with our community partners and local charities.
In recent years these have included the Glasgow Humane Society, Action for Children, CHAS, and the St Rollox Community Outreach Project. Throughout the year individual pupils embark on personal fundraising challenges and the school supports and encourages them in their endeavours.
S4 Community Projects
Our senior pupils volunteer in the community and are involved in a wide range of worthwhile projects. Every year our S4 pupils have volunteer at weekly sessions at the Gorbals Tennis Centre where they assist young people with disabilities to play tennis.
Each session large numbers of S6 pupils work with the Volunteer Tutor Organisation where they help local primary school pupils to complete their homework and encourage them to develop their literacy and numeracy skills.
Senior pupils have also been involved in letter writing projects as part of their DofE service which involves making contact with elderly residents who are isolated in the local community.
Every year our S6 pupils have the opportunity to become fully trained volunteers with the Citizens Advice Bureau where they assist members of the public on a whole host of issues, discussing debt, housing, employment and much more.