Social Action


As an OAT academy, we are committed to developing students’ key social and emotional life skills through social action. Social action includes campaigning, volunteering, and fundraising in order to make a positive change. With funding from OAT and the National Lottery Fund, Broadland has been able to start its eco #iwill pledge to become an Eco-School. Since the start of the project our students have:

  1. Redesigned an allotment on our site that will provide produce for the academy and local community;
  2. Redeveloped a nature pond that supports wildlife;
  3. Sought to reduce the use of single-use plastic across the academy;
  4. Volunteered through a bespoke John Muir Award to protect The Broads;
  5. Completed a vast range of other volunteering projects as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award,

Students, led by our Eco Council, are currently working to achieve our Eco-Schools Green Flag Award.


Our next big social action campaign will be #WeWill Explore. This project will encourage pupils and families to enjoy the great outdoors, being active whilst incorporating elements of youth social action. Pupils will design and take part in orienteering and geocache routes within academy grounds and around the local community for all to enjoy. Students at Broadland with work with young students from primary schools in our community on this project.