The School raises over £20,000 per year for chosen charities. These charities range from local to national and international. There are special links with a number of charity projects in Tamil Nadu in India. Every year students have the opportunity to travel to India to see these projects in action, staying at a local Ashram. Near the Ashram there is a school which the students visit and have the chance to teach the pupils and see the school in action. This school was started by Chigwell parents a number of years ago. In order to raise funds students take part in a number of activities which often create a great sense of fun. Charities week takes place towards the end of the Michaelmas Term and is entirely led by the pupils themselves.
Students are encouraged and supported in both fundraising and volunteering to help charity work. Many of our students have been motivated to plan their own activities. This year one student raised £11,000 for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital by organising a sponsored walk from Buckhurst Hill to Great Ormond Street and another student raised over £1100 by arranging a charity gala evening for Haven House. Other students have gained wonderful experience as volunteers leading to careers in medicine and the caring professions. Late in the Trinity Term all pupils take part in an activities week. This week gives pupils a chance to be involved in a wide variety of community projects.
Many more exciting events are planned this year, if you are interested in becoming involved on our community and charities programme, please contact the Revd Simon Paul on email@example.com
, your contribution would be greatly welcome.