All pupils are encouraged to help organise and support a range of activities to contribute to local and national charities. In doing so we feel it is important to raise their awareness that there are people in the world less fortunate, and that people’s practical needs can be met.
Normanhurst has a well-established Charity Committee, run by the pupils themselves, to raise funds for worthy local and national causes. Last year pupils supported a number of worthy charities and good causes including WE Day, GROW Project and Dylan’s Story.
WE Day is a charity project with the aim of raising global awareness and encouraging children to make an impact in our local and global communities. Children are challenge to think about the everyday issues that the charity supports such as poverty, pollution, animal cruelty, littering and many more. In March some pupils got the opportunity to attend the WE Day celebrations held at Wembley Arena.
Many pupils have been volunteering their time to help with Loughton’s GROW Project. The project aims to bring people together to grow food, while also connecting with others and learning new skills. In time the space will be transformed from an overgrown plot of land, to a vibrant, inclusive community garden, with Normanhurst playing a big part to help achieve this.
Some chosen charities over recent years have been:
- Macmillan Cancer Research
- British Heart Foundation
- Poppy Appeal
- St Thomas of Canterbury Soup Run
- Trussell Trust
- Children with Leukaemia
- Dylan’s Story
- And many more…