Two thirds of children at our school live in poverty and many of the existing challenges they face have been exacerbated during lockdown, including access to educational opportunities. Your donations will fund a rich range of educational enrichments in arts, life skills, mentoring & sports.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1175920)
"What I would like to say is thank you to everyone who has made this happen. I really appreciate it because I know how to swim now."
"She is an indispensable source of support, encouraging you to do things that are necessary, but might make you slightly uncomfortable - for me it was organising meetings, and making contact with pastoral support around my college at Oxford."
"Some people don’t have breakfast at home, so they are able to at school. I like being a breakfast buddy because I like to help and it makes me feel happy. Also students can have conversations with their mentors and teachers before school. I get to talk to my mentor – Mr Walsh.”
"My son was receiving detentions almost daily. This was doubly difficult given he is in top set for all subjects. He was acting out at home. (His) inclusion in Jamie's Farm was a real turning point and he came back full of stories about his experience and really happy and proud of himself."
The school serves a low-income community whose children do not benefit from the kinds of educational enrichment opportunities enjoyed by their more privileged peers. Moreover, the school community has experienced an extremely challenging period: in 2017 the Grenfell fire took the lives of five of our students, displacing many others and leaving the school without a building for over a year. This has been compounded by the recent lockdown which has been very difficult for many of our students.
We broaden horizons, raise aspirations and nurture key life skills through the provision of a diverse range of educational enrichments that would otherwise be out of bounds to both our students and the school budget. These include sports, arts, life skills and academic enrichments, particularly targeted at the most vulnerable. We are also responding to needs arising out of school closure due to Covid-19, which has included summer activities and extra support for vulnerable students.
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