A Somerset school has been recognised for its work in the local area at the Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) Supporting Excellence Awards.
Wellington School won the ‘best community work’ category, which also saw ‘highly commended’ mentions for Gordonstoun and Sherborne Girls.
Launched in 2018, this year’s awards were announced during the annual BSA conference for heads in Oxford.
“The community beyond the gates is an integral part of the identity of Wellington School and we are deeply committed to supporting it to the very best of our ability,” said school head, Eugene du Toit.
The school looks to identify and champion local causes via a mixture of fundraising, direct involvement and offers of practical assistance. Hundreds of children in the area annually take part in educational activities and challenges, including enrichment programmes and sports coaching and training.
“I like to think of Wellington as a school with deliberately low walls and we are proud to be part of the town,” added du Toit.
“We celebrate working with and alongside our community and we are deeply committed to continuing to do so in the future.”
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