In June each year, Senior 10 pupils spend a day undertaking community service in the locality. A number of pupils continue working with these organisations afterwards, or combine this day with the community work they are doing as part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. This scheme attracts the majority of Senior 10 pupils and a large proportion go on to achieve their Gold Award in UVI.
Local School Links
Ibstock Place School encourages links with five local state primary schools. Pupils from some of these schools use the IPS swimming pool and are invited to attend a variety of performance events through the academic year in the Theatre. Sixth Form pupils visit some of these schools each week to support pupils with their reading. Pupils from a local secondary school have attended ‘After Four’ Greek lessons at Ibstock Place School in order to prepare for GCSE and the School looks forward to the offer being taken up again.
The School currently supports Momentum, a charity based at Kingston Hospital that works with very sick children and their families. Fundraising activities are many and varied and take place throughout the year and across the full age range. Momentum recognises that the School’s financial and other support makes a visible and tangible difference to the work that the charity undertakes.
Overseas visits incorporate charity work where possible. For example, the Goedgedacht Charity, which was visited during the School’s Sports Tours to South Africa. This charity’s purpose is to take babies and young children from the Veldt Farms out of poverty. The School continues to support the Goedgedacht Nursery and School with an annual donation to cover the cost of medicines and disposable nappies. The School choir also incorporates visits to orphanages or hospitals whilst on tour, e.g., the Bambino Gésu Hospital in Rome.