One of our main aims at MAS is to encourage our students to create positive change within their communities, instilling the values of good citizenship. The various events and initiatives the academy are a part of, allow our students to engage with the community and gain a deeper understanding of how their actions influence this. Our galleries and latest news offer an insight into the extensive social action events hosted at the academy. Some examples of the ways that our students participate in social action are:
- Duke of Edinburgh Awards – volunteering
- First Give supports an entire Year 8 group of our students each year to engage in social action for their community.
- WE Day – a social action event around the world to empower young people with the skills, knowledge and motivation to bring positive change in themselves and the world.
- Anti-Bullying week
- Tower Hamlets Foodbank/First Love Foundation – fundraising and volunteering
- St. Hilda’s East Community Centre – fundraising and volunteering
Our students have donated in excess of 6000 items for the Tower Hamlets Foodbank over the last two years alone.
- Macmillan Coffee Morning – fundraising
- House fundraising events such as: Christmas jumper day, House colours day and House bake sales
- Trailfam – A trail running crew and initiative for our young people, centred around access to countryside and sport for a younger, more diverse cohort.
- Globe House World Record Marathon, a sponsored world record marathon attempt from Globe house.
- House Community Leaders – leadership roles in which community leaders work to make our school better and to facilitate dialogue around how we can better serve our community and the wider world.
- Model UN Conference – The United Nations Model UN Programme aims to build and maintain strong links between the UN and Model UN participants across the globe.
- Mark Evison Foundation – promoting the personal development of young people through funding and supporting the undertaking of student-led challenges.
- Amplify Youth – empowering students to participate in promoting cohesive and sustainable communities
- Sherriff’s Challenge – a programme that asked students to examine the impact of climate change on the City of London and how this will influence the conduct of City businesses?
- Guests and speakers – we have welcomed a variety of guests to MAS to meet our students: from inspiring sportsmen and women, religious leaders from many different faiths, those in law enforcement to individuals that have found rehabilitation from gang culture.
For any further information on how your child can be involved with social action, please contact the school office, who will be happy to help.