Whether it is House charity initiatives, personal challenges or whole school fundraising, pupils have undertaken some wonderful work this term to help others.
Volunteering and raising money for charity provide great evidence of our six values: service, community, stewardship, humility, silence and worship.
The work pupils do was highlighted at our Christmas Cheer event at the end of term when all 10 Houses had stalls to raise money for their House charities. This included St Mary’s House raising £500 for their House charity Mary’s Meals through selling 160 calendars which had been designed by their charity prefects using pictures taken by pupils around the campus.
Mary’s Meals and Justice Defenders remain the School’s main charities and through Mary’s Meals we have supported the Farsee Korma Public School in Liberia for the last five years, paying for a school meal for every child every day they attend school.
But there has been so much more achieved this term, including a Worth Goes Pink charity hockey match which raised more than £1,100 for Breast Cancer Now; boys in Rutherford House collecting £2,940 for Movember, raising funds and awareness of men’s health issues; an initiative through the charity Befriended to raise £5,000 to buy 200 thermal blankets for elderly people in the Mid Sussex area; and a Farwell House Carolathon for Crisis, a national charity for homeless people. This is just a sample of the work our pupils do.
We would like to say a massive thank you to all our pupils – we are proud of you and of what you do. Also, an equally big thank you to anyone who has supported the projects they have undertaken.