At its heart is the committee of boys from Year 12, Lower Eighth, and Year 11, Sixth form, which represents the whole school, choosing the charities we support and running events throughout the year. Its central aim is to encourage a wider awareness and understanding of the needs and challenges of others, locally and globally.
Recent charitable events have included:
- Whole school ‘Assassins’ for Comic Relief
- A ‘Got Talent’ night for the Teenage Cancer Trust
- Donation to the Barnes foodbank
- Non-uniform days raising money for the Disasters Emergency Committee, for our local Viera Gray House for the elderly and those with dementia, and for Students Supporting Street Kids (a charity founded at St Paul’s)
Other charities that we have supported include the Friends of Tafo (Ghana), the Senhasa Trust (Sri Lanka), the Onverwag School (South Africa) and Help for Heroes. We’ve also run shared initiatives with St Paul’s Girls’, including a charity lacrosse match and a ‘Have I Got News for You’ evening, with money from our share going to the DEC.
The development of the school’s Club-based charities ensures the commitment from as many boys as possible to helping local and international charities. Each of the school’s eight Clubs (A–H), our equivalent of the Houses in a boarding school, has adopted a charity to support:
- A: Castelnau Community Centre
- B: Stars of Hope
- C: The Jack Boericke Foundation
- D: Alzheimer’s Society
- E: My Generation
- F: Cancer Research UK
- G: FiSH
- H: Debbie Fund