In the Thomas Hardye Sixth Form, we believe strongly that students should be given the opportunity to contribute to the wider community. To help with this, we run a Volunteers Fair with local charities and organisations who outline the volunteer opportunities that they offer. Last year, we had stalls representing the National Trust, Dorchester Police and Julia’s House, to name a few. We also have a link with our local Oxfam shop and our sixth formers have a yearly Christmas book sale to raise funds for Oxfam. In the past, the Student Union have taken part in charity events such as Stand up to Cancer and HIV awareness. We also work with the Royal Volunteer Society to run an annual Big Brew, where local care home residents come into school for tea and cake and music.