Avon Valley Student Completes 100 Hours of Voluntary Work

Zara’s kindness helps Oxfam

A Year 11 student from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College has recently received a certificate after completing 100 hours of voluntary work with the charity Oxfam.

For over a year, Zara Bacon, who is a member of the school’s Fortune House, has been learning new skills while volunteering her time to support Oxfam in Rugby. After dedicating her time, and in recognition of her achievement, Zara received a certificate from vinspired, the UK's leading volunteering charity for 14 - 25 year olds. Each time she worked at Oxfam’s shop in Regent Street, Rugby, Zara recorded her time on the vinspired website, her log was then verified by the charity’s staff confirming her dedication and commitment.

In addition to receiving a certificate Zara’s achievement, and the hours logged, will also go towards the completion of her Duke of Edinburgh award which she has almost finished.

Headteacher, Alison Davies, said “It is wonderful to see a student committing their time outside of school for the benefit of others. What’s even more impressive is that Zara has used her own initiative to do this. Zara’s a hardworking student who has learnt a whole range of new skills through volunteering her time, this will no doubt serve her well in the future. One hundred hours is huge amount of time and I hope Zara is very proud of her achievement.”