Bach. Volunteer Programme
ST. ANNE´S SCHOOL, S.A.U, CIF A78527827
AVENIDA ALFONSO XIII, 162, 28016 MADRID
Teléfono: 91 345 90 60 Fax: 91 345 36 68.
Registro Mercantil de Madrid, Tomo 2630, Libro 0, Folio 29 Sección 8, Hoja M-
OUR C.A.S. PROGRAMME:
CREATIVITY, ACTIVITY AND SOLIDARITY
In selecting students to their courses, British and Spanish Universities, and indeed universities all around the world, are placing increasing importance on activities outside the school that demonstrate that the candidate is a rounded, reliable and responsible person. They give preference to students who provide evidence of talents, sustained interests and experiences that differentiate them from other students of their age with similar academic records.
For this reason, we are delighted to introduce a new initiative in our Sixth Form (Bachillerato). This programme aims to help pupils to meet the requirements of the universities they will apply to and equip them with further skills that will help them in their future studies.
This programme is known as C.A.S.
C stands for Creativity.
The students will be encouraged to develop their own personal projects, which could be painting, poetry, creative writing, photography, music, dance or any other creative media.
A stands for Activity.
We will aim to help provide some form of work experience for the pupil to complement their academic life through activities such as management and organization of campaigns and events.
S stands for Service.
Voluntary, unpaid work in the community. This could be visiting the elderly, working with disabled people or any other co-
Through working on such projects in the framework of our C.A.S. initiative, our pupils will gain valuable and meaningful experience and deepen their understanding of their world, which will equip them to deal with future issues and make them more rounded pupils, hopefully able to meet all the requirements of the universities they apply to.
C STANDS FOR CREATIVITY.
This will be the main focus of the program. The students will be assisted in the development of their own personal projects. This means that the tutor will sit down with them and ask them about their interests, worries and dreams. She will try to find out that which is relevant for the person taking the course, and turn it into a creative project that will fuel the student’s curiosity and creative thinking.
To achieve this, the tutor will give him or her a small task to be performed during the weekend, and the results discussed in the subsequent tutorship. In this way, the student will be able to explore a completely different way of thinking and expressing what he feels or understands about the world. This new view is achieved by making use of languages such as drawing, painting, creative writing and photography.
One of our Bachillerato students with his latest creation
S STANDS FOR SOLIDARITY
This part of the program focuses on volunteer work. There are various activities which we plan to introduce, such as accompanying elderly people, assisting in dinning rooms for elderly or homeless people and working with children in hospitals.
The associations that are working with at the moment are “Cooperación Internacional” and the Foundation Pablo Horstmann, which develops its activities with children at Hospitals Gregorio Marañón and La Paz.
At the moment our students organize workshops for underprivileged children on Friday evenings. They take along handicraft activities and games, so the children spend some fun time with them in a safe and caring atmosphere.