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.
Our senior pupils volunteer in the community and are involved in a wide range of worthwhile projects. This year some of our S4 pupils have volunteered at weekly sessions at the Gorbals Tennis Centre where they assist young people with disabilities to play tennis.
In addition to this, a group of twenty S6 pupils have been working 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.
We also have a team of S6 pupils volunteering at the Oakview Manor Care Home where they befriend the elderly residents and very much enjoy chatting with them on a weekly basis.
A further group of S6 pupils are 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. Our S6 Buddies Group is currently working with S1 Form Classes to deliver a series of lessons all about refugees. This project will culminate in a collection for local charity.