ACM Charity Committee consists of Student and Teacher Committees, working in unison with the aim of offering all of our students opportunities to investigate, discuss and work together to help initiate change both locally, nationally and globally for those in need. By developing leadership and critical thinking skills, we aim to encourage all students to develop empathy and responsibility for the common good by participating in projects that require intercultural understanding and community building.
We aim to include all academic departments and co-curricular groups in generating opportunities for our diverse student population to use their individual talents for the benefit of all. Guided learning that leads to action in addressing a community need, is most meaningful when it allows students to incorporate their own interests, skills and talents.
The importance of helping others!
Charitable participation is a structured approach to integrate service into the curriculum. It should enable our students to apply a variety of curriculum skills, knowledge and understanding to develop event planning, economic awareness and partnerships that meet the needs of others. The process includes the key components of inquiry, action and reflection which form the basis of our IPC and IB programs. Experiencing a service-learning approach within all academic areas becomes a critical and essential process for the development of our students.
The Interact Club comprises a group of eighteen Year 12 students who dedicate their time to organising events and activities to raise money for charity. They work closely alongside the Rotary Club, Collective Calling, and other organisations in Marbella and the province of Málaga such as the Estepona Etiopía project. Their activities so far this year include: various bake sales in addition to the regular tuck shop; a stall at the Christmas Bazaar; selling refreshments and snacks at the Christmas Concert; a festive end of term party for Year 7 students. Recently, they played a huge part in the BE KIND campaign and shoe box appeal, collecting and wrapping presents to send off internationally and delivering some personally to a local children’s orphanage in Alora. There are numerous future projects for this term as well as continuing with the “Be Kind” campaign.