At St Mary’s we are keen to facilitate opportunities for girls to contribute to the community via outreach work, in order to develop further the outward-facing element of their experience here. Through planning and leading activities, in addition to supporting others, it is hoped that the girls will develop a broader awareness and understanding of the world around them as we are deeply committed to helping the girls become compassionate and resilient leaders.

Much recent research has also highlighted the beneficial effects that such activities can have on the emotional wellbeing of the volunteer. Staff and girls are committed to numerous outreach initiatives across the community.