An Inspired School

Service Learning

The Kindred Project

“To promote education as a force for good to help create a more peaceful world”

The Kindred Project aims to offer young people opportunities to explore, discuss and work together to help sustain change both locally and globally by developing leadership and critical thinking skills through projects requiring intercultural understanding and community building.

Service Learning is a structured approach to integrate service into the curriculum. Students apply subject matter to develop plans and partnerships that meet the needs of others. The process includes the key IB components of inquiry, action and reflection. Experiencing a service-learning approach within an academic class becomes a critical and essential process for students. Having this experience, particularly when the service-learning process is made explicit, provides a reliable model for students to use for taking more independent initiative with an idea for service. Guided or classroom learning that leads to action addressing a community need is most meaningful when it allows students to incorporate their own interests, skills and talents. The Global CItizenship Programme provides opportunities for this both within and outside of the classroom.