Collaboration and leadership skills were forefront as All Hallows Year 7 and 8 pupils were rewarded for their amazing online efforts this term by being set 'Come Dine with Me' and 'Ready Steady Cook' challenges to feed their families.
Alleyn's has been selected as one of only a handful of schools in the country to be part of a project with the Royal National SpringBoard Foundation to deliver life-changing educational opportunities for vulnerable children.
A Headington Prep School family have been working together to support those struggling during the pandemic, distributing warm food and other essentials in Oxford. Malika, in Year 5, cleaned and organised the van for the volunteer effort.
The Davenies community – pupils, siblings, parents, staff and friends – joined Head of Art, Mrs Newell, for an online Big Draw art masterclass and raised over £1,000 in support of Bucks-based family bereavement charity, Teddy’s Wish.
Year 4 at Highfield and Brookham Schools raised money to provide hot drinks and snacks for ICU nurses at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford. They raised £570 by selling unwanted toys, jet-washing driveways and selling eggs and honey.
St Michael's Prep School in Kent donated 318 kilos worth of food and toiletries to Sevenoaks food bank, The Community Cupboard, thanks to very generous parent and staff donations. The supplies enabled the charity to fully restock their shelves.
Beechwood Park School have raised a remarkable £2,646 for the charity Read for Good – a national sponsored reading event which aims to motivate children to read as much as possible whilst raising money for children in hospital.
A pupil at Northcote Lodge designed a new card game which went on sale to provide an antidote to boredom during a third lockdown. "Fame or Forfeit" involves a series of challenges and promises hours of fun and a much-needed break from screens.
Dylan Allman from Haberdashers' Monmouth organised an online quiz for pupils and staff raising £90. He used the money to buy essential items for local NHS hospital patients and staff.
Ed Smith, a pupil at Monmouth School for Boys, has invented a device to help the NHS with the process of administering one of the Covid-19 vaccines. Inspired by his GP parents, Ed’s device aims to save a lot of time for vaccinators.
Two aspiring medics from Churcher's College, Ben Botham and Ellie Houghton, have taken part in the Winchester Rural North & East Primary Care Network’s Covid-19 Vaccination Programme. They have spent three days volunteering and plan to do more.
Eight Monmouth School for Girls’ boarders, based at School House, have run the equivalent of a full marathon – 26.2 miles – in aid of mental health charity, Mind. The tremendous running feat has already netted £510 for the charity.
A pupil at The Mount School in York is cycling the distance of a marathon to raise money to help young homeless people in the historic city. Milly, age 11, decided to use her time during the current lockdown to make a difference.
Jo Hart, a teacher at The Royal School in Surrey, spent part of the Christmas holiday undertaking training to become a volunteer vaccinator. She will shortly be deployed to one of the many mass vaccination centres being set up around the country.
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Pupils at St Margaret's Preparatory School, Calne got into the festive spirit to raise money for charity by showing how well they know their teachers. They held a red and green themed Mufti Day and a quiz, rather than the usual stalls and sideshows.
Bancroft’s Prep School, Woodford Green, held a very successful Christmas Foodbox Appeal. In total they collected enough food to make up boxes to feed one hundred and twenty local needy households.
Students and staff at Monmouth School for Girls made handcrafted cards and filled shoeboxes packed with treats and gifts for vulnerable people in the area.
Charity-minded pupils at Bedales Prep and Pre-prep Schools have raised over £4,500 for good causes this term. The money, which will be split between several charities, has been raised through a series of events and initiatives.