Volunteering is a key part of the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award programme because of the impact it has both on a young person’s life, and on the wider community. We were delighted when Trinity was sent a certificate in recent weeks, celebrating the impact of its DofE group’s volunteering, with participants dedicating a whopping 767 hours to a variety of worthwhile causes between April 2020 and March 2021, with a social value of £3,489.85.

Fourth Year student, Thomas Walkinshaw, for instance, went out of his way to support healthcare staff during this difficult time; while Third Year student, Max Dickinson, produced an updated information pack for a local charity supporting parents; and Olly Keers, also in Third Year, contributed to citizen science projects on Zooniverse, analysing and classifying images for three wildlife research projects around the world.

Closer to home, Jay Rabheru, in Fifth Year was working in the school library (pictured left), on a range of tasks including creating display materials, writing book reviews, and working to engage Year 6 boys in the books. Third Year student, Dhyan Ruparel, also helped out – creating displays, graphics and posters, and insert slips for the books – all with great creativity.

Well done to all involved.




“We have seen the confidence and ambition grow. It’s been a great outcome.”

Ms Nixon, Librarian

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