By far our largest ‘event’ is Charities Week – which is run by the Sixth Form Committee. Each year, over three days, we raise money for a range of charities chosen by students; this is done by organising fun events within the school, accompanied by individual fund raising activities in the same week. It is truly a community event, a time when staff and students work together for a good cause – and all in the name of fun!
Perhaps the most rewarding cause we raise money for is to fund our annual Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party. Again, this is organised by Year 12 Committee members, but many more Sixth Formers attend as hosts. It is a very special night, arguably ‘the best’, as the guests are delighted to be served tea and cakes, enjoy games of bingo and raffles, danced with and led in carol singing, all by SWCHS students. See photo gallery at the bottom of this page (Photos by www.saffronphoto.co.uk).
The final event of Sixth Form at SWCHS is the Leaver’s Lunch. This is another formal event where there are speeches, and students collect their Yearbook. It is then that we say a fond farewell to those leaving Year 13.
Even after students have left, we stay in touch via our Alumni network. We invite our former students back to an Alumni Evening the December after they have left Sixth Form, so they can collect their A-Level certificates and meet up with old friends.
Obviously all whole school events – such as the school play and music events, are also open to Sixth Form. At the end of the school year, students can go off on a Music Tour in Europe if they play/sing in one of the ensembles. However, there are also other Sixth Form events that students can organise. In the past we have had Barn Gigs, Fashion Shows and Multi Media evenings, all celebrating the amazing talent in our Sixth Form. We welcome new ideas, and so are always open to students who have suggestions for getting together outside school!