We encourage our pupils to be active citizens on both a local and global level and Chiquita Henson, Headteacher, three other members of staff and 25 pupils exemplified this when they travelled to Woe in Ghana to volunteer in two project schools. Further teams are preparing to go out and build on this new partnership in 2018 and 2019.
However, helping in the local community, for example, is something we can all do. It might be as simple as taking the time to chat to an elderly person in your street or picking up some litter. It could be volunteering at a local project or offering to help a neighbour. We all live in a society, at micro and macro levels. Our world is an increasingly complex mix of connections and interdependencies and our choices and actions may impact people and communities locally, nationally or internationally.
In 2015, world leaders committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, 17 goals to achieve three extraordinary things by 2030:
- End extreme poverty
- Fight inequality and injustice
- Fix climate change.
Each term at Deer Park we support three charities, usually one international, one national and one local and pupils raise money in a variety of ways throughout the year, for example through whole school events such as non uniform days, sponsored events, collection of specific items and donation of Vivos. As an outward facing international school firmly rooted in the local community, we encourage pupils to take part in events that benefit others.
Whether raising money for charity in school, supporting your personal favourite charities, donating online to an emergency appeal, contributing to the local community by volunteering, travelling overseas to volunteer, taking time to talk with someone in need, we can all make a difference.
News stories on the website:
- Charities Fundraising (March)
- Textiles Recycling (March)
- Readathon (March)
- Cirencester Youth Market (March)
- Ghana 2017 (April)
- Active Citizenship (May)
- Charity Cricket Match (June)
- Every Plate Tells a Story (October)
- Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award (October)
- Charity News (November)
- In December, our Christmas Jumper Day raised money for Save the Children and collected items for the Cirencester Foodbank.
Through events and donation of Vivos we have raised funds for the following local, national and international charities in 2017:
- Afghan Connection
- Brain Tumour Research
- Comic Relief
- Cancer Research UK
- Heads Together
- Independence Trust
- British Red Cross UK Solidarity Fund
- The Chamwell Centre
- British Red Cross South Asia Floods Appeal
- The Cybersmile Foundation
- The Lakes Care Centre
- Macmillan Cancer Support
- Link for Hope
- Lolito (Ghana) Appeal
- Children in Need
- Save the Children
- Rainbow Trust
- Cirencester Foodbank