Make the World a Better Place
Have you ever wanted to change the world? Have you ever dreamed of a better life? Have you ever wished that people around you were kinder, or more considerate? Have you ever wanted to do something to help others, but weren’t sure where to begin?
In July 2015, all students in Chenderit School’s Year 7 cohort were set a homework to complete over the summer break: students were asked to "make the world a better place” by selecting and taking part in a range of activities designed to help them develop into caring, generous, empathetic adults. The assignment challenged each student to make the most of their time off school, by engaging in activities that might help the student, their family and the wider community.
The response to this assignment was quite staggering, and at times humbling. Students did themselves and their families proud, demonstrating great generosity and spirit. The assignment also had another, somewhat unexpected, result: news of the assignment soon spread via a range of social media, with parents, educators and all sorts of other individuals across the world quickly becoming interested in our assignment and associated ethos.
Since then, the project has been a regular feature of life at Chenderit and in 2016, the project was nominated and shortlisted as a finalist in the Northamptonshire Education Awards. We were awarded a special commendation at an awards ceremony in June 2017. We hope that it will help each student on their journey to becoming a successful, caring and, above all, brilliant young adult.
Year 7 Summer Assignment 2023: Student Brief
This year, our Summer Assignment is designed not only to help you develop your skills, but also to make you feel good! Some of the challenges even help make the world a better place. We want you to complete as many of the challenges below as possible:
At the start of next year, your new Year Eight tutor will want to know what you have done in response to this challenge. This is a great opportunity for you to make a brilliant first impression and show just how awesome you are! This is one of the things that makes our school community special. Let’s show the world how amazing we all can be!
As with our previous Summer Assignments, we hope that this will encourage you to take an active role in reaching your potential and contribute to our community. We always encourage you to "Aim High, Work Hard and Be Nice” and we hope that by responding to these challenges, you will become more considerate, more focussed, more generous and more understanding. Like anything in life, the more you make of this opportunity, the greater your reward will be, so we look forward to discovering what you all will choose to do in response to these challenges. If you are interested enough to have read this, perhaps you too can join us even if you aren't in Year 7!