The Edmund Rice Awards Scheme
was established in 1994 in Ireland in order to encourage young people to
respond to the needs of their local community in the spirit of Edmund Rice.
The scheme encourages
students to deliver a valuable service to their community, and expose them to
the realities of social injustice and marginalisation. It provides a rare
opportunity for young people to make a significant difference to the lives of
local community members.
involves reflection sessions to be conducted in school and provides the
opportunity for the students to assess their own voluntary work. Such sessions
are also aimed at educating students about the life and work of Edmund Rice.
work may be undertaken individually or in groups; all that is asked is that
students conduct at least 20 hours of voluntary service over the course of the
If you are
interested in joining the ‘Edmund Rice Awards Scheme’ at St Ambrose College
please see Mr Krause.
Rice Award’ is awarded each Speech Night. This year the following boys will
receive the award:
in a Charity Shop at the weekend, to helping at an Old People’s Home after
school, the above lads have devoted far more than 20 hours of voluntary service
over the course of the year and will be deservedly commended for this.
As Ofsted said during a previous inspection:
spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. The school
has a positive, caring ethos which fosters respect for others. The boys develop
a rich understanding of other faiths and communities, and a sense of social
justice, through a range of activities, such as voluntary work with vulnerable
groups in local communities and extensive fundraising”.