At Bromley High School, we are proud of our girls making a significant and principled contribution to wider society. In the past year, our girls have spent 2,288 hours in Duke of Edinburgh Award voluntary service in visiting the elderly, working in charity shops, supporting youth groups or volunteering in community projects with the National Citizen Service.
As a result of our commitment to the community, we are the top Sixth Form for the highly prestigious Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards achieved in Bromley. All young people who achieve a Gold Award are invited to a presentation attended by a member of The Royal Family, to receive their certificate at either St James’s Palace or Buckingham Palace Gardens.
In addition to the Duke of Edinburgh Award voluntary service, our pupils regularly contribute to community and national volunteering schemes. Bromley is famed for its exceptional sporting achievement (the U16 Hockey team is currently ranked 2nd in the UK and our swimmers are National Independent Schools’ Relay Champions) and use their talents to coach, mentor and inspire younger children. A group of Sixth Formers recently completed an extended specialist course to enable them to teach disabled youngsters to swim. Future medics in the Sixth Form recently ran a campaign to encourage people to register as blood stem cell donors and a fund raising and awareness campaign for Breast Cancer UK while Year 11s have implemented a school-wide crisp packet recycling scheme. One Sixth Former is currently in The Gambia as a Volunteer Police Cadets for the Bikes2Gambia project which aims to increase access to education in through cycling.
Since 1883, Bromley High girls have understood that the promise of a bright future comes with the responsibility to build a better future for all.