Rugby 360 aims to embody ‘The Whole Person’ ethos, with a refined focus and understanding of the altruistic behaviours associated with service provision. The new programme, launched in 2020 will not only see students working within the community, but there will be a greater emphasis on the wider community visiting our campus and using both our facilities and expertise, thus creating a perfect circle of service. The more involved a student is with the 360 programme, the greater their sphere of influence. A student’s Rugby 360 experience will be a cyclical journey that starts with themselves and returns to themselves connecting with a range of stakeholders on their way.
There is a wide range of activities within the Rugby 360 programme from which students can choose. The most popular options include: visiting local primary schools, where our students offer classroom support; visiting elderly members of the community either in their own homes or in nursing or care homes; assisting local families who have children with disabilities; working at a local youth club; assisting in local charity shops and supporting local school children in maths, Latin, music, French, Spanish and art in their own Primary Schools.
Over the recent years we have built up strong relationships with the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, with our students volunteering on wards at both St. Cross Hospital, Rugby and University Hospital Coventry. In addition to this we are forging ever stronger relationships with the Air Ambulance Service with pupils volunteering at their head office in Rugby, and at their charity distribution warehouse in Daventry.
For one day each year the School hosts a visit from around 270 local primary students. A programme of different activities is laid on for our guests, complete with quizzes, a music concert and a fun run. At Christmas and in late May we welcome into the School those elderly members of the community whom we have visited through the year for a tea party with musical entertainment, bingo and a quiz.
Newly launched in September 2021, and building on existing workshops designed around learning recovery and curriculum engagement, Rugby School pupils have launched a series of homework and mentoring clubs to local primary schools. Over 100 primary school pupils visit Rugby School each Wednesday afternoon, where they experience curriculum enhancement and catch-up sessions in mathematics, modern languages, art & design, indoor and outdoor sports as well as the sciences. In early 2022 capacity will be expanding further to include sessions in English and Humanities subjects.