For a number of years pupils have helped to provide meals at the luncheon club for elderly people. Outstanding service in this field is recognised by a prize awarded by RAF Coningsby.
Our links with the RAF station continue to grow. In recent years the school choir has been asked to sing Christmas Carols at Christmas functions in the Officers' Mess.
All Year 10 pupils, in their summer term, undertake two weeks work experience. The school is very grateful to businesses and organisations in the immediate and wider community, which provide these placements year after year. We are also indebted to the local Rotary Club for providing 11th year pupils with interview experience prior to applying to colleges for courses or firms for employment.
The school has a positive attitude to links with industry and a number of local firms have co-operated in undertaking projects to enhance the curriculum.
At Barnes Wallis Academy our Young Carers group has been running for the last three years and during this time we have enjoyed lots of exciting activities both in and outside school.
We receive training from the Lincolnshire LIVES, which gives us basic first aid skills and much more.
Being awarded the Young Carers Friendly Award by Lincolnshire Healthy Schools has been a great achievement for us.
Our Young Carers have the benefit of being able to have someone to talk to when they need to, and feel safe and secure within our school.
Our Academy has a great awareness of Young Carers, we meet every week and use this time to train, discuss and support each other.
Our students are not judged, they are understood and respected for their additional responsibilities. Find out more about our young carers here.