In May, the school was proud to present the Sixth Form Class of 2013 with a record 92 Liverpool John Moores University Gold Citizenship Awards at our Annual Leavers’ Service. These awards were received by students who had accrued over 70 hours of citizenship in both the school & local community.
Our Citizenship programme is one that we are extremely proud of here at St Margaret’s. It is a scheme that consistently reinforces the importance of helping others in school through lower school mentoring, charity fundraising and hospitality events amongst others.
In order to achieve their Gold Citizenship Award, students must show a commitment and desire to help in their local community outside of school in some way. This can be done through a variety of avenues that can include: Duke of Edinburgh Award, World Challenge, employment, charity work, volunteering, fundraising, sports coaching, church youth group work, sports team membership and a whole host of other opportunities.
The active encouragement to help others in the community both in and out of school means that students learn true life lessons and values. The scheme enables students to develop their interpersonal skills, confidence, maturity, selflessness and makes them very pleasant, caring individuals which are the definition of a St Margaret’s student. We encourage achievement through faith and work; this Citizenship programme actively enriches that experience for our students.