The EAGLES Sixth Form Programme
This programme is unique to Millfield and has gone from strength to strength. Sixth Form students who volunteer as part of the EAGLES programme offer a mentoring scheme in local schools, with plans to soon provide this service internationally. They are pioneering a regular and sizeable exchange of correspondence with many vulnerable and elderly residents in the community, and assist at a number of local events and environmental operations following their in-house training with Southwest volunteers.
EAGLES offers opportunities to develop leadership skills in a variety of ways.
E = Emerging Adults Workshops in personal finance and interview skills, social etiquette, resilience, interpersonal skills, digital citizenship, food for university and beyond, the art of conversation and global awareness.
A = Activity Coaching younger students in sport at Millfield and local state schools. Several EAGLES activities are also physically challenging e.g. Somerset Youth Volunteering, animal rescue centres, wildlife reserves.
G = Global Awareness International trips including visits to Geneva – UN, UNICEF, UNHCR, International Red Cross, Medecins Sans Frontieres, WHO and other NGOs. Laos – building mud huts to sustain mountain villages. India – exploring social discrimination, ethics and philosophy, government and politics, women empowerment, religions. At Millfield – International Students’ Association, MUN, lectures with international context.
L = Leadership At Millfield: Prefects, Heads of House/ Sport, Year 9 mentors, leading MAP/sport activities, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award working with Enterprise and Foundation Departments and OM Society. In local and national community: teaching, mentoring and collaborating with local state junior and secondary schools. Leading service and environment activities.
E = Environment Volunteering at: Happy Landings Animal Sanctuary, Secret World Wildlife Rescue, South West Volunteers and collaborating with local state schools in these initiatives.
S = Service Forging strong bonds with the local community: Somerset Youth Volunteering, local state schools, Glastonbury Community Centre, local care homes, Millfield Mencap Day, Glastonbury Radio, Dementia Friends.