Community & Charity Activities
We want our pupils to become good global citizens and so we try to make them aware of their local community and the wider world. Children discuss which charities to support and how they will raise money; they are then involved in the planning of fundraising events.
This year, instead of having four separate house charities, we have selected one good cause to focus on, with each house hosting a fundraising event between now and July.
We are supporting Warwick Hospital’s project to improve and refurbish the children’s waiting area in A&E. Over 1300 children and young people attend this department every month, and staff at the hospital would like to buy new furniture, toys and equipment to make the area “as relaxed, pleasant and comfortable as possible”. The pupils have really engaged with this idea - and judging by the stories many children have told us about their trips to A & E, it is a place some Warwick Prep families have had first-hand experience of. We are also aware that several parents work at the hospital, and we are delighted to be supporting their hard work and dedication.
Some other examples of causes we have raised money for in the past year:
- Warwick and Leamington Foodbank
- Children in Need
- Myton Hospices
In an average year donations in excess of £10,000 are made to charity. So much goodwill, effort and time reflect the care and concern Warwick Prep pupils have for those who are less fortunate than themselves and whose lives are affected by disaster, sickness, disability and poverty.