Kings Lynn Academy, in conjunction with West Norfolk Partnership, is working in collaboration with the Welsh-based charity Spice to launch a time credits programme whereby pupils can give up an hour of their own time to projects that benefit the community in return for Time Credits to spend accessing services and activities within the Time Credit Network, for example; community educational classes, swimming pool sessions, ten-pin bowling or dance classes.
We are starting with an after school Time Credit Litter Pick today and tomorrow (Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th July) from 3.15pm and have received a good response from students with around 30 initially signed up to become involved. Our safer schools police officer; PC John Bolderstone, is co-ordinating the event.
The litter pick will take place on the school playing fields including the adjoining residential boundaries. It is hoped that this will be the first of many time credit events and that further events can benefit more people in and around the school environment.
Time Credits strengthen and build communities by engaging those who may not normally get very involved in their local area, as well as by encouraging people to be involved in different ways in order to add a new dimension to their lives (and the community). Time Credits are a way of ‘thanking’ people for any time that they choose to give.
Kings Lynn Academy is excited to be involved in pioneering this scheme in West Norfolk.