As a school we regularly work with charities and local organisations on fundraising and awareness events. All events the school gets involved in are 'championed' by students, staff, colleges or departments and the variety of events and causes constantly changes and develops and the enthusiasm of the students and staff to get involved in these events grows and grows.
Our work with charities is much more than fundraising but this does still represent a lot of what our Charity Leaders do. Below are some examples of their fundraising and the charities that benefited.
Below are a just a few of the Charitable Events that have occurred over the past few months. These have been led by students, staff, the Activities team and the Senior Student Team.
Archive Charity News
Stratford upon Avon School students and staff worked hard to collect Hampers for the Foodbank appeal this December. The school’s efforts were coordinated by Science Teacher, Ed Bamford in conjunction with Marion Homer from Stratford’s Foodbank. Ed organised tutor groups to create and decorated a hamper which they then filled with the foods and staples suggested by the foodbank for distribution across the region in time for Christmas.
Ed Bamford was motivated to organise the school’s charitable efforts because, as he put it, “I felt that everyone should be thought of at Christmas and that no one should feel alone. If we can give gifts to people who may not otherwise receive them then we have truly spread the Christmas spirit and brought some happiness to people”
Not only did the students get fully behind the project but so did the staff and together they eventually created over 30 hampers for the local area. The Stratford Foodbank whose great work is supported by the Stratford Town Trust have allocated the hampers to a number of other charities throughout the area including St Basil’s, The Citizens Advice Bureau and a number of children’s centres. Marion Homer, the Foodbank Manager, said “We are absolutely delighted that Stratford School have worked with us in this way. They have taken our Christmas foodbank appeal to another level with the decorated Hampers that will be so appreciated by the charities like St Basils who will distribute them to those in need this Christmas”
Neil Wallace, Stratford School’s Headteacher said “We have been so pleased to be able to do this for our local community. Our school and students represent the heart of Stratford upon Avon and it is a wonderful opportunity to spread some Christmas goodwill within our own district.”
Our annual Christmas Market was great fun for all who participated. There were stalls and games, tombolas and music! The school raised money for a number of charities with all of the activities, and students and staff had a wonderfully festive start to the season.