The Aldworth Partnership – transformational community service
Blue Coat’s Aldworth Partnership is a student-led initiative to get every student involved in some way in community service, and thereby leave a legacy of service for future Blue Coat students to follow.
Rather than just being transactional, i.e. raising funds and giving it to a charity, the Aldworth Partnership aims to be transformational, i.e. will benefit both sides of the partnership.
The partnership exists on three levels:
* Over-the-fence service, which any student can become involved with e.g. Primary School Outreach, Community Action
* Individual ventures and school projects, which involve smaller groups working together e.g. a sleepout
* Overseas service, which involves the most fundraising and planning and is the most life-changing e.g. Ghana Project, Worldwide Expeditions, Brass for Africa tour to Uganda