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CAS Story: Emma, Y13

Emma in Year 13 has been volunteering at the Kent and East Sussex Railway as part of her CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) project.

The Kent and East Sussex Railway is a heritage railway which mostly runs heritage steam locomotives. Emma has been volunteering here for the past 18 months, it has been an amazing experience where she attended a basic Railway Safety Course, completed an Engineering Induction Course and learnt a variety of skills required to restore, maintain and operate the trains.

When talking to Emma, you can really see just how much she has enjoyed this experience.

Mrs Twinam, CAS and Internationalisation Co-ordinator 

About CAS

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) gives students real life experiences outside of the classroom and the opportunity to use skills to help others in the local and international communities. CAS is designed to be a break from academic studies that can be tailored to meet personal life choices and supports their Higher Education Application. Students are encouraged to engage with events that can complement their interests and aspiring career choices. CAS enrichment comes in many forms, such as: being a music leader within the school orchestra, volunteering at a local charity shop, listening to children read at the library, organising a student football game with peers, car washing to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s society or organising and planning a school production.