Tesco community grants fund thousands of local projects right across the UK. Projects that bring benefit to their community will get the green light – these range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers and hosting community events. Last summer our Youth Wing was fortunate enough to gain huge community support for our ambitions to renovate a space that was starting to show it’s age. We were granted £4000 and have used the funds to make the Youth Wing and brighter and more inviting space for our students.
The Youth Wing is such an important part of our school and is truly valued by our staff and students. Many former Oriel students have gained valuable experience from volunteering in our Youth Wing and helping children who are in effect following in their footsteps. Cooking club, peer mentoring, Duke of Edinburgh award, gardening club, forest schools, eco club, Sussex CCC street cricket, Crawley Town girls football, lunchtime club, anti-bullying ambassadors scheme all are examples of activities offered for our students. We also continue to offer Tuesday night youth club where more activities for our students and young people who do not attend Oriel are offered. For more details about the Youth Wing contact Katie Jordan via the school.