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In 2015 the school raised over £10,000 for charitable causes. Not only is this good for the charities concerned but great for the personal development of students. Students are asked to take the lead on charitable activities running shows, sleepovers, concerts, coffee mornings, mini enterprises or fun days. Some of our students use these experiences as a key lever to get into top jobs and top universities.
"Its really struck me now, that the things such as pitching to the worlds largest consultancy companies, being headhunted and constantly interacting with people in the corporate world, is exactly the same as at school. By this I mean that the basic fundamentals I was grounded in at The Kings, are the things I use in tasks such as the ones mentioned."
Martin Morgan (Winner Mini Enterprise - raising £450 for charity, + Land's End to John of Groats £2000 Help for Heroes)
Although the activities which raise money for charities is wide-ranging, some of the major charitable activities that we engage in are:
- Raising money for equipment at our partner school and Children's Home in India
- Raising money and collecting Christmas “shoeboxes” for our project in Moldova
- Raising money for a wide range of charities through our Year 10 Mini Enterprise project
- Raising money for Children in Need and Red Nose Day through many varied activities
The School Parliament conducts a vote annually to decide which charities to support for non-uniform days that are held throughout the year.
The School’s “MAD” (Make a Difference) Group engage in a variety of charitable activity including beach cleaning and visiting dementia patients at the local hospital. They usually meet on a regular basis and any member of the school is welcome to join.
In July each year we hold a Fun Afternoon where each tutor group runs a stall. In 2015 over £1000 was raised with the money being split between Moldova, India and our own Foundation and Jubilee Trust.
The Foundation and Jubilee Trust
The Foundation and Jubilee Trust was first set up forty-five years ago by a far sighted Headteacher, the late Sydney Andrew and his Chairman of Governors, Ivor Gerwyns Tucker, to support particular educational objectives at The King’s School. Examples of the Trust’s activities to date include the provision of the original all-weather sports pitch, stage lighting and the development of a computer network. Alongside this work the Trust provides financial assistance for individual students seeking to broaden their educational experience. Support has been given to past and present students to help with travel or equipment costs.
The Trust Committee meets once per term to discuss fund-raising and expenditure; parents, students, ex-students, staff and governors are all represented on the committee in accordance with its constitution.
In the past we have helped students with:
¨ Transportation of horses for the school show-jumping team
¨ Travel expenses for a Scout Jamboree in Thailand
¨ Support for equipment purchases for Ten Tors
¨ Expedition to climb Kilimanjaro
¨ Support programme for Vetinerary Science Studies in Vietnam
¨ England Gymnastics Kit. Goal Keeping gloves
¨ Dreams and Teams visit to Ethiopia
¨ Philosophy and Ethics Conference in Budapest
Please consider making a donation to The King’s Student Trust Fund by sending a donation to the school (cheques payable to The King’s Student Trust Fund). This will enable the work to be continued and, we hope, expanded. If you complete the Gift Aid Declaration Form we will be able to reclaim tax on your donation.