At EKC Sixth Form College we believe we’re defined by our actions. That’s why we are committed to engaging in youth led social action within the communities we serve. We encourage every student to take part in a range of social action activities, from volunteering for a charity, to fundraising for a cause close to your heart. We do this for a number of reasons, so of which you can see here!
Social action is most effective when groups of people work together towards a common goal. This is an important skill that can build confidence and be carried throughout education into University or the workplace.
Achieving goals set as a team within the community can improve your physical and mental health, evoking optimism and joy. It’s also said to reduce stress as you are able to focus on someone and something else.
Social action includes a range of different activities such as improving your community, the environment or working with local charities. This helps you build a relationship with the local community as you set goals together, investing in its places and people. It gives you a real stake in our society, which is so important.
We want you to help lead social action. That means you can choose an activity that’s related to the A Levels you’re taking, or makes use of one of your skillsets, giving you the chance to develop your knowledge and skills. It also enables you to explore your interests and to recognise skills you might not have realised you had. If you are trying something completely new, you may well discover hidden talents.
It is important to be able to understand different social situations. Working within the community will help you build confidence, improve your social and communication skills and increase your ability to interact. This is crucial for your development and for future progression.