We discussed what voluntary and community groups are and why communities need them to thrive. We discussed the type of help and support these groups can provide to a community especially in relation to health and well being (as part of be active week).
Next, we researched what voluntary and community groups can be found in our neighbouring town of Oswestry and what services they provide. We found charities who support families of terminally ill children, charities who provide food to those in need, voluntary arts and crafts groups who support people's mental health and well-being and a number of charity shops who raise money for medical research.
We created some mind-maps of all our our local voluntary and community groups and then we took it in turns to say which charity we would most like to volunteer for and why. The video below shows some of the children explaining their chosen charity and why they would choose to volunteer with them.