House charitable work

The four senior Houses were asked to fundraise for one or two charities chosen by them. Pupils submitted charity ideas to their House Councils and then voted on which charity to support. Altogether the Houses raised over £1000.

Bramley chose to support Demelza House, which provides respite care for terminally ill children, and Lewisham Food Bank. Pupils collected food contributions from all members of the House and took them to the food bank, before joining volunteers from the charity in supermarkets to encourage shoppers to purchase and donate items in addition to their regular shop.

Bramley also joined forces with Norton House to put on our annual I’m a teacher, get me out of here! extravaganza.

Norton, supporting the Starlight charity that grants wishes to terminally ill children, also held a ‘Guess the number of sweets in the jar’ competition.

Prendergast chose St Christopher’s Hospice, which provides palliative care for the dying, as their charity and held fundraising hockey and basketball tournaments.

Beardwood held several cake sales for Smile Train, a charity that gives life-changing operations to children born with cleft palates. They also gathered a huge amount of goods to support The Connection Project for the homeless at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London WC2N.