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 We encourage our girls to be aware and have an understanding of difficult issues, both at home and abroad, and develop empathy for others. To this end, we place importance on our support of charitable causes, and strive for a balance between small, local charities and national and international causes.

Each term, the school community selects a different charity to support. Representatives from the organisation are invited into assembly to tell the girls all about the charity and how their donation can help. The girls then embark on many fundraising initiatives, from cake sales to sponsored walks, to help raise money for the cause. Fundraising initiatives build teamwork and help the girls work towards a common aim, and individual endeavour is appreciated also. Whether it be setting up a lemonade stall in the summer to organising a sponsored bike ride in Richmond Park, Study girls approach fundraising with enthusiasm and grace.

 Charities we have supported in the past include: The Daisy Garland, Bliss, Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Lunchbowl Network, The National Deaf Children’s Society, Book Aid International and the International Fund for Animal Welfare. We have supported the Born Free Foundation and we were delighted to welcome Virginia McKenna to school to talk about the work of her fantastic charity.