College – Issue 40

overnight and the first such break their parents have ever had,” says Neil. “Those reasons are enough to want to run the camp but there is also the growth and personal development it provides for our students. It’s a fantastic win-win- win experience and can be life changing for all those involved. “Our boys who volunteer at the camp learn a great deal about themselves. They don’t get any time to think about themselves – the whole time they’re thinking about someone else. I think that for many of the volunteers involved, it’s had a big impact on their outlook and what they want to do in the future.” Christ’s College also hosted the Christchurch City Mission’s Plate Up for a Purpose dinner, which raised more than $100,000. It’s one of several charity events the school will host this year.

“ Service benefits everyone – not just the people we’re helping. We hope that by being involved in service while they’re at school, the boys will take this on into their adult lives. ” Neil Porter

College Issue 40 2021


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