The Friends' School

Clemes Certificate

All Clemes students at The Friends’ School are encouraged to complete the Clemes Certificate. The aims of the Clemes Certificate are:

  • to recognise that education neither begins nor ends in the classroom
  • to complement and balance academic development, and foster student wellbeing
  • to provide the opportunity for students to establish links with the local community and wider international community
  • to challenge and extend the individual student by developing a spirit of discovery and self-reliance through experiential learning and reflection
  • to encourage a sense of belonging and active commitment to the community
  • to inspire a sense of empathy and responsibility towards all members of the community and the environment
  • to encourage critical, compassionate thinkers
  • to encourage the development of attitudes and values that transcend the barriers of race, class, religion, gender and politics
  • to give practical meaning to the Purpose and Concerns of The Friends’ School.

To gain the Certificate a student must complete 150 hours of Creativity, Action and Service over a period of up to two years. 

Examples of possible activities are provided here.

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