As a college which has at its heart a commitment to working with the worldwide community to develop learning and opportunity for young people and adults, Bath Academy takes its social responsibility very seriously.
We work with organisations locally to support students through our CIFE scholarship programme. This has enabled us to offer a full-time language scholarship to a Syrian refugee in collaboration with Bath Welcomes Refugees and every year we offer a tutorial scholarship to a student from a local comprehensive in partnership with the Young Carers Development Trust.
Our community involvement continues to expand as we participate in the famous Bath Boules each year, a fantastic annual event that brings together businesses and residents to raise money for several local charities in Bath.
In addition to these contributions to the wider community, our students are always eager to get involved with local and national charities, such as baking delicious home-made cakes for BBC Children in Need or creating activities for Sports Relief. We believe involving our students in compassionate charity projects all throughout the year will help to foster community spirit and promote volunteering skills so needed and valued across the world.
Here are some examples of recent charity projects at the college:
Dress Dorothy’s Tree
Last Christmas we hosted an event where staff and students took part as Student Elves, selling Remembrance Baubles to ‘Dress Dorothy’s Tree‘ in aid of Dorothy House Hospice.
The Honorable Lord Mayor helped us open the event, and with everyone’s help we raised almost £1200!
A young carer misses on average 48 days in the school year due to their caring role. We believe in empowering young carers and supporting them with the tools to succeed in their chosen studies and career. To support young carers, each year we offer a tutorial scholarship to a local student with the help of Young Carers Development Trust. Please watch this video to see a few of our young carers speak about their experiences:
It began with a mini contest of the traditional French game of boules between businesses in and around Queen Square. Then it grew and grew and the annual Bath Boules Tournament has now contributed over £650,000 to local charities in its first 29 years. In the past, the Bath Boules Trust has granted funds to over 70 local charities including: Julian House, Dorothy House, Carers’ Centre, Freewheelers, Mind Bath, Jessie May, The RUH Forever Friends Appeal, Off the Record, National Osteoporosis Society, Genesis Trust, Designability, Age UK, Bath Rugby Foundation, Mentoring Plus, BRLSI, Southside, Three Ways School, First Steps Bath, Action on Hearing Loss, Goldies, Developing Health & Independence, RICE and many more.
Each year we are a sponsor of Bath Boules and look forward to playing in this legendary tournament. In 2019 we were finalists, but alas didn’t win the championship. We are, however, very proud to be a part of this great community event raising money for charity.
Valentines for YoungMindsUK
Share the love Valentines week and buy a friend/classmate/loved one (or treat yourself) to a packet of Love Heart Sweets for only £1. All proceeds go to the very important charity YoungMinds UK who help to support mental health awareness for young people.
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