The three school councils in Pre Prep, Middle School and Senior School vote for the good causes that their Department will raise funds for during the academic year. In 2017-18 the pupils raised more than £16,000 for various charities.
Charity is an important part of the Personal, Social and Health Education that St. Aubyn’s pupils receive.
Quite often the organizations that we help will send visitors in to talk about their charity. This provides education for our pupils and enthuses them to raise funds. The NSPCC visited the pupils to teach them how to keep safe and in return the Middle School raised over £4000 from their Spelling Bee to donate to this worthwhile cause.
To develop our pupils as good citizens we also like to get them involved more directly with local charitable organisations. For example:
– Year 7 & 8 pupils helped elderly and disabled people enjoy a Christmas party and a summer party in the Performing Arts Centre. The event was organised by the Reaching Out Project, part of Disability Action Waltham Forest, and by Liveability Waltham Forest.
– Year 8 pupils took a group of visually impaired adults bowling.
It is really pleasing that the School can support such worthwhile organisations in this way.
After this year’s Harvest Festival celebrations we sent produce and donations to Mill Grove and Haven House Children’s Hospice. The school’s Performing Arts Centre is also the venue for Haven House’s Christmas Party.
In addition we often get involved in whole school charity events like Red Nose Day, the British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, Jeans for Genes Day, Sport Relief and BBC Children in Need.