Charities

At TWGGS, every pupil takes part in charity events throughout the year, working together within forms to raise as much money as possible for charity.  Each term, the three Sixth Form charity prefects choose a different charity: one international, one national and one local.  After presenting a school-wide assembly about each charity, the different forms are encouraged to run one fundraiser during the year.  This includes cake, lemonade, Krispy Kreme and hot chocolate sales, henna art, scrunchie sales, sponsored silences, selling handmade jewellery and teacher events such “save or shave”! 

The charities chosen always hugely vary from year to year, although one cause we consistently support is the Ghana Education Project.  TWGGS has funded the girls’ school to be built and now sends sixteen girls out every two years to teach and help out in the school.  As a school we continually support the development of the girls’ education in Ghana by nominating it as our international charity every other year.  By the time the team went on the trip in 2018, we had raised around £42,000 for the Kyabobo Girls’ School.  To find out more about the Ghana Education Project, please visit ghanaeducationproject.org.uk

National and local charities vary year upon year, although recently in conjunction with our school’s “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” initiative, we have been focused on mental health and wellbeing, and reflect that in the charities we choose.  In the past we have supported Porchlight, a charity helping the homeless, and charities supporting women survivors of abuse.  

On top of this, we have events throughout the year to raise money for the TWGGS PTA, including sponsored walks and own clothes day.  Every year, we collect food to donate to people in need around harvest time through the local charity Nourish.  As well as competing to collect the most food, forms decorate the box containing all their tins which are then presented and judged in a very colourful assembly.

Jess, Lucy and Hannah

Upper Sixth Charities Prefects

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