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Charity and Volunteering

Charity and Volunteering at The Mount School

Let your life speak.

- George Fox

Raising awareness of the plight of others and raising money for charity, is at the core of our Quaker Ethos. We encourage our pupils to take up the challenge that George Fox demanded back in the 17th century of "letting your life speak". Our pupils are not slow to respond!

Each year in the Senior school, the girls are asked to propose charity nominations. These are presented at Morning Meeting and then the whole community votes on the proposed charities. We usually chose a UK based charity and an overseas charity.

This year our chosen charities are:

  • Candlelighters, a Yorkshire based charity, which helps families with a child or teenager with cancer. They offer advice, guidance practical support and also fund research into cancer.
  • Ibba Girls' School in South Sudan. This is a charity based in Britain, which funds a school for girls in the world's newest country. Girls struggle to get an education but educating a girl secures a better future for the whole community; better nutrition, better hygiene and a chance for the next generation to be educated.

Events

We have a Charity Events calendar for each term. The events are discussed at our two half termly meetings of the charity representatives, chosen by each respective form. The School Charity Representatives (College II) run these meetings. Notable events include the Bake Off in November, termly dressing up days, the Christmas Quiz, Carol Singing, Coffee Morning with College, individual events such as family day not forgetting our ever popular cake stalls. We have charity collections during the year at many school events

We also support the White Peace Poppy Appeal, The British Legion Poppy Appeal, Movember, the Macmillan Coffee Morning the Macmillan Daffodil Appeal and the girls collect food boxes for Refugees in York. This year, the S7 (Year 7) students have made shoeboxes for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

The College girls also participate in many different types of volunteering.

Junior Fundraising

The Junior School often share a charity with us. This year they are also helping us to support Ibba School. They raise money for Children in Need with their Fair and also help a child through Action Aid.

Charitable work, fundraising and social justice are key in The Mount School's ethos.



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