Al Yasmina's Year 12 students are involved in a wide range of volunteer activities as part of the school's Community Service Award programme. The students work with students, teachers or departments in the primary and secondary school. The scheme allows them to contribute to the wider community and to develop self esteem and interpersonal skills and provides an opportunity for the type of part-time work that they would have access to in their home countries. It also adds weight to CVs prepared for university application. Students undertaking three A levels commit to two hours a week; those studying four A levels contribute one hour a week. Students begin in October and finish in April. The students do not participate in the scheme during the lead up to exams. We are developing further opportunities with external providers.