Each term pupils, staff and parents at RGS The Grange support a wide range of charities from the big national events such as Children in Need and Red Nose Day to more local charities for the homeless or local hospital charities supporting leukaemia or prematurely born babies. We also sponsor a South African child to support them through their education.
Participation and working together helps engender a more personal interest, not only in generating funds but also in understanding why these occasions are still so necessary in today’s modern world.
These charity events take the form of children donating money to wear home clothes for the day, cake sales, and sponsorship with events such as running a mile or walking a given distance and even shaving off members of staff beards and moustaches.
As children progress through the school, they take on more responsibility for the organisation of particular events and run these themselves, collecting money and making the rest of the school community aware of the charity’s work and the reasons behind collecting the money. They will often do this by running their own assembly, writing to parents in the weekly newsletter outlining the choice of their charity and the details behind the project in which they are involved.
Alongside visiting local care homes, we work closely with a number of local primary and first schools in undertaking collaborative initiatives or events that benefit children’s all-round education experience.