Mount Carmel in the Community
We place great emphasis on developing links within the community. As a specialist school we work with our local Primary Schools to help support the teaching of Technology.
In recent years we have been involved in the following projects -
- Introduction of family numeracy groups
- Parenting groups
- Developing a range of ICT and Technology projects with our local Primary Schools
- Currently the College is part of the Primary Engineers Programme
- The College has also been a key partner in the writing and development of the 14-19 Diploma in Technology for 2009
- Development of a range of sports activities with our local primary schools as part of our School Sports Partnership Programme
- Ongoing courses with the University of the Third Age
- Developing closer links with the local Polish Saturday School for September 2008
Global Generation is a project which, Mount Carmel students are heavily involved with. They are dedicated to giving young people opportunities to play a part in creating a sustainable future. They support young people to generate change with the aim to increase awareness of self, community and the natural environment and instils young people with the confidence to generate change in the business and local community.
Some of our students are being trained through leadership and accredited vocational programmes (BTEC Business and Horticulture) to become social innovators. The projects show that everyone can make a positive contribution to their future, wherever and whoever they are.
The Global Generators have invited students and parents to visit the Skip Garden, near
the King's Cross development site and get involved in growing food, growing perspectives and growing community.
The Skip Garden is a portable productive organic food growing site created out of waste materials from the King's Cross construction site and built through the work of many hands, young people and local business employees.
Mount Carmel students have been volunteering at the Cheverton Lodge, a residental care home facility since 2008. Since then we have hosted an annual Christmas Party where the residents have a Christmas Dinner, sing carols and receive presents.
Students have also been volunteering after school, engaging with residents in such activities as karaoke, reading, games and general conversations learning about their history. Approximately 100-150 students volunteer with the Cheverton Lodge every school year.
Mount Carmel School has been a member of North London Citizens since 2011. London Citizens' goal is to build the power of communities who work together for the common good. They are currently campaigning locally for a better living wage, affordable accommodation and safer streets.
As part of the Safer Streets campaign the students have received pledges from the local Archway Community. This pledging involved talking to people from our local community and asking them to pledge their support to the campaign.
The aim of Safer Streets is to create safe havens in the Archway area which, will be places where if a young person is feeling threatened or vulnerable can provide appropriate support and protection.
Through collaboration with London Citizens students were also able to attend the Mayoral Assembly at Westminster Central Hall, where they were able to listen to the Mayoral Candidates and ask questions.
The Youth Council help influence Islington Council when they make decisions about issues that affect young people in the local area.
On 9th February 2012 students from across Islington turned out to polling stations in schools and youth hubs to vote for their first ever youth council. Young people aged 11-17 who go to secondary school or live in Islington, were eligible to vote in this historic election. They voted for candidates they felt best represented them and other young people, and the eight with the most votes formed the youth council.
Two students from Mount Carmel were elected onto the Youth Council. Youth Councillor Miriam Owusu was elected the Deputy Young Mayor representing the council at regional meetings and Youth Councillor Chloe Bingham is responsible for PR.