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St Hugh's has a long tradition of involvement in the local community, as well as supporting a wide range of local, national and international charities throughout the year.
Our House fundraising initiative means that pupils think about the ways in which we can all make a positive difference to local, national and global issues. We encourage the children to appreciate how fortunate we are within our school community, raising awareness of those who are in need, and giving them the opportunities to think of ways of supporting those less fortunate
CHARITY & CoMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS 2020-2021
Each of the four school Houses vote for and adopt a charity for two years and we are delighted to have raised over £10,000 in total during our second year of collaboration with them. These are local organisations and we invite representatives in to school to explain how the money raised has been spent. Pupils are, therefore, able to hear the difference that their help makes through the school’s fundraising initiatives and the generosity of our parents.
For the next two years Chislehurst are supporting Be Free Young Carers, Malvern have chosen to support Oxfordshire Carers Association. Carswell are supporting the African Children’s Fund African Children’s Fund and Bickley have chosen WATSAN. We look forward to being able to make a difference to these four worthwhile charities through a range of fundraising activities.
In addition to House initiatives, we continue to support other local and national organisations. The children thoroughly enjoy our annual 'Hello Yellow Day' with the charity 'Young Minds', and we are delighted to continue our fundraising for the annual Poppy Appeal, Children in Need, Comic Relief and others.
Once again, we delivered the proceeds of our Harvest Festival collections to the Faringdon, Abingdon and Oxford Food Banks. Just before Christmas, we held an additional collection for these organisations and we continued our support of the combined Benefice and Oxford Foodbank Christmas appeal by collecting toys for children who would not usually receive any presents at all.
On World Book Day, we collected books for the Schoolreaders charity whilst also donating 10% of the takings from our Book Fair to them. This takes places in collaboration with a local book shop.
We continue to develop our partnerships with local schools. This not only extends to sports events and coaching but also our Year 6 pupils worked with the Year 6 pupils from a local school on a writing project following an author visit to the school, and our Year 3 pupils have enjoyed sharing some Forest School lessons with the same school. We are very much looking forward to progressing these partnerships further as restrictions allow us to do so.
We are most grateful to have the continued support of our parents, children and staff with these initiatives.