Milfield students played an active role in Street’s ‘Discover your Community’ Day by representing a dementia charity and interviewing local entrepreneur and Glastonbury Festival co-founder, Michael Eavis.
At the event in Street, Somerset, the students were able to speak with community volunteers, businesses and enjoyed an in-depth conversation about building a relationship with the local community with Michael Eavis himself. Millfield students discussed the festival’s history and relationship with the local community of Pilton, which Mr Eavis explained was vital to the running of the global event.
Millfield also donated a pop-up café which raised over £100 to go towards the Crispin Community Centre, and Year 11 students also supported Dementia Action Alliance in Street at the event.
Millfield has trained over 118 students to become a ‘Dementia Friend’ through the joint partnership with Dementia Action Alliance, which the students undertake as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
The Discover your Community event was held to encourage people to find out what support the local community can offer residents of Street and the surrounding areas, including information on groups, classes and volunteering opportunities on offer for all ages.
Millfield schools have a long association with the local community and are proud to be active members of Somerset and the South West region. Through educational and community partnerships and providing employment, the schools support the local economy and open up cultural events and use of its facilities to the public.
In recent years Millfield has developed strong relationships with both staff and pupils at local state schools including Elmhurst and St Dunstan’s schools through art, music and sport projects and further expanded the established volunteering programmes in the local area including activities with organisations such as Shapwick Moor, Street Harvest, Southlawns Care Home, South West Volunteers and Cheddar Vale Gateway Club. In addition, Millfield welcomes local teachers to join its teacher training programme.
The interview with Michael Eavis will be broadcast on Glastonbury FM in the near future.