A leading boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 12-18 in Perthshire, Scotland
Although a particular strength of Glenalmond is offering education in a rural environment, the College plays a significant part in raising awareness of wider community issues. Pupils and staff raise funds, and become actively involved in community-based projects. There are a number of ways in which, despite our relatively remote location, we are able to engage with wider community issues. These include:
Chapel Choir visits Fowlis Wester Parish Church to offer a Christmas Concert, raising a significant sum for Save the Children Fund.
Pupils go Carol Singing in Perth City Centre to raise funds for good causes.
Pupils take the lead in a major campaign of fundraising activities culminating in the annual Give Gig.
Chapel is used by the local Glenalmond community for baptisms, weddings, funerals memorial services, etc.
Chapel is the regular place of worship for many members of the local community. Services are sometimes offered during the holidays (including Midnight Mass, Christmas Morning Eucharist and Easter Day Eucharist) as well as in term-time.
A Community Service programme operates on Wednesday afternoons, encouraging pupils to engage with the wider community, whilst gaining valuable life experience. These projects have recently included:
Under the auspices of the Community Service programme, an annual Christmas Tea Party is organised for local elderly and disabled, including piping, a Nativity Play, community Carol Singing and musical entertainment, as well as a delicious spread of food.
Primary School Links
Glenalmond pupils have built up strong links with many of the local primary schools, including Crieff, Methven and Logiealmond. Primary pupils are invited to Glenalmond to take part in events and activities, and our staff and students visit the primary schools.
Glenalmond's commitment to the wider community is also reflected in the fundraising activities of our pupils, who put a lot of effort, imagination and creativity into finding enjoyable ways to raise funds for local and national causes. Charities are nominated by House Chapel Representatives and the Chaplaincy team, and Chapel offertory collections are also donated to these charities.
A recent example was the £16,000 raised for the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre by fifteen Glenalmond boys and girls who walked the 100 miles from Kinloch Hourn in the Highlands back to school in the summer of 2010. Another group is undertaking the walk in the summer of 2011.
Other recent beneficiaries have included;
Amathuba Community Enrichment, Embo, South Africa
Breakthrough Breast Cancer
Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane
Earl Haig Fund Scotland
Aberlour Child Care Trust
Water Aid, Pakistan
Katie McKerracher Trust
Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Arunima HIV/AIDS Hospice, Diocese of Calcutta
National Autistic Society
Tired walkers at the end of 104 miles