Charity Work and Our Community
Charity events are part of life at Kingshott. We are proud of the contribution that pupils and their families make to a wide range of events that are organised at house, year group and the whole school level. Each year approximately £6500 is distributed to a range of causes. It is arguably of equal importance that our pupils have learnt first-hand about the objectives of a range of causes. This exposure for some will act as a catalyst for lifelong support of a particular cause. We welcome representatives from a range of charities each year to contribute to the PSHE programme and to attend different events that are organised.
Our charity work helps our pupils to
• develop an awareness of the need in the local, national and international settings
• respond to identified needs both as individuals and as groups
• support (and at the top end of the school organise) a range of events that generate funds for a designated cause
• develop a sense of community
Our Current School Charity Efforts
By supporting a number of charities throughout the year, our children are reminded of their privileges and given the opportunity to support those in need, both locally and internationally. Parents kicked off the year with the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, raising £350.00. Harvest Festival saw the Reverend Anne from St. Ippolyts Parish preside over two services. The children brought in produce and a retiring collection of £290.96 was sent to The Haven in Stevenage. Some male members of staff visibly supported Prostate Cancer Research through the Movember initiative, and their efforts raised £550.00. Nelson House supported Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital through the ‘Great Kingshott Cake Off’ and raised £220.00. Mrs Rowlands’GoMAD charity efforts raised £552.28. The Poppy Appeal raised £163.92 for the Royal British Legion.£533.00 was raised for the Hertfordshire Children’s Fund following a Movie Night organised and hosted by the School Leaders. Musician Tom Korni, a talented busker spotted on Hitchin High Street was invited to give a gig to Year 3 to 8. He chose to donate his remuneration to his own school’s chosen charity. Mufti day raised £323.00 for the Lister Magic of Play Appeal, Staff ‘Wear it Pink’ raised £64.50 for Breast Cancer Awareness. We supported Rev Anne with ‘Go Purple’ for Children in Need, raising £85.00. Our Christmas Carol Service raised £215.00 for The Lister Magic of Play Appeal, and £150.00 for St. Mary’s Church. The school made a donation of £250.00 to the Philippines Disaster Appeal in lieu of sending Christmas cards.
As well as fundraising for the nominated school charities, we also hold one off events to raise money in response to natural disasters around the world.
Kingshott is very proud to be a part of its local community and makes a commitment to support the community whenever possible.
We contribute to a wide range of initiatives including:
Tree planting – Woodland Trust, National Forest, Heartwood Forest
Carol singing for Benslow Care Home
Provision of First Aid courses for parents and others in the local community
Our Facilities are used by Hitchin Orchestra, Hitchin Art Club, The NCT, a local Dance Club, Box of Frogs, Touchline Football, Hitchin Football
We also support our local Parish - St Ippolyts