We have a strong sense of social responsibility at JAGS and a long standing policy to be good neighbours by giving back to our local community
We have close links with state schools in our community. As an active member of the Southwark Schools’ Learning Partnership we have held joint educational activities and shared learning experiences whilst our Saturday Literacy Scheme brings students from local primary schools to JAGS every Saturday for lessons to improve their literacy skills. Many girls from JAGS give up their time at weekend to volunteer as mentors to children.
We have continued our volunteering partnership with Link Age Southwark and other groups that care for elderly and vulnerable people in the local community.
We support many local charities and donated nearly a tonne of food to local food banks last year. We also started the Southwark Refugee Project to help refugees arriving in East Dulwich.
JAGS together with Dulwich College students teach elderly people from Link Age Southwark how to stay up 2d8 with the latest changes in technology with weekly computer lessons #SilverSurfers
Anyone for tea?
In another great partnership with Link Age Southwark, students from JAGS and Charter School work together to put on a lovely spread of afternoon tea and share stories both old and new.
Girls, having been trained in social care and given some understanding of dementia, make weekly visits to local residential homes for the elderly.
Working with other schools
From running lunchtime clubs and debating sessions to helping with reading and mathematics, JAGS students have long lasting volunteer placements at many local primary schools including Goose Green, Bessemer Grange, JAPS, 2 Dulwich Village, and Turney School. We also invite some of our partner schools into JAGS for pond dipping and nature trails in the summer holidays.
Athol House on College Road is a care home for people with various disabilities. Residents and JAGS girls form really strong bonds and build relationship by playing cards, board games completing art projects, music sing-a-longs and much more.
Saturday Literacy Scheme
Saturday Literacy Scheme is a long running successful project in which 40 Year 4 students from various primary schools come into JAGS every Saturday for lessons to improve their literacy skills. JAGS girls in years 10 and 11 act as one to one mentors helping to children to develop reading, writing, presentation skills along with boosting confidence levels and communication skills. Over the course of 2 terms, wonderful relationships develop and we finish with matching fancy dress on World Book Day!