We provide a series of activities that give our students every chance to develop co-curricular abilities and experiences.
During a student’s time with us, we ask them to commit to at least one term’s weekly “service”. This means that they should participate in an activity that benefits those less fortunate. It also helps our students to understand that sometimes giving time instead of money can be more effective in the long run and certainly more rewarding.
The activities vary and can be very student-led depending upon their personal interests, but may include helping the elderly, volunteering in hospital or an animal shelter, or reading with the children in a primary school. We also hold regular fundraising events for local and international charities, such as Rwanda Action.
Students take their first steps towards joining a global community dedicated to the service of others with fundraising events and awareness activities. For example, our students recently spent a night sleeping outside in the school gardens to bring awareness for the homeless, and to raise money for local charity, Porchlight. They also organise regular non-uniform days and parties to raise for the donations towards local non-profit organisations. Interact also works in partnership with the Earlscliffe Business Academy, to generate an understanding of social entrepreneurship.
Interact runs under the sponsorship and guidance of the local Folkestone Rotary Club.