As a school, we strive to contribute to the good of each other and the school as well as our local community and the world. In this way, we use our gifts and talents to serve others and to witness to Christ.
As a school community, we support and encourage all students to fundraise during the year. There are two major charitable fundraising seasons, Advent and Lent. We choose different charities to support, and our fundraising includes donations, soup and bread fasts, sponsored walk, bake sales, ‘Wear it Pink’ and the collection of items to support local Food Banks.
Each July a group of sixth formers joins the Westminster diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes as ‘Red Cap’ helpers to elderly and infirm pilgrims. In July 2023, we had 10 students who volunteered to be Redcaps and they all returned saying their experience was second to none. Jemma said the following, ‘I found this opportunity spiritually enriching and humbling as I got to help those who may not have had this opportunity without the help provided.’ This was the end of several months fundraising and preparing for the experience.
We are a Fairtrade School, we raise awareness in our community through the curriculum and keep up-to-date with campaigns and issues during the year and where possible we invite organisations and individuals to share their stories about Fairtrade.