Charity and Sustainability
The Kingswood community recognises the need to help others, and the School raises a large sum of money for charity every year. Above and beyond the historical commitment to several charities in the UK and overseas, the School is also proud of the consistent eagerness of its students to raise funds for those in need. Every term sees boys and girls create charity-based assemblies and follow-up work for the good of others.
In addition, many students engage in community service, and a number undertake voluntary work overseas as part of their gap year between school and university. A biennial school trip to Malawi offers support to the Open Arms Infant Home in Blantyre. Up to 30 members of the Kingswood community, mostly Sixth Form pupils, make this trip every other year, and it has a reputation for inspiring continued voluntary work overseas.
The Prep School also has a group of Charitable Commissioners who dedicate their work to a different charity each year. Last year, they raised money for the Pardada Pardadi Educational Society. This charity enables the rural development through education, employment and empowerment of rural girls and women between the ages of 5-18 in India.
At Kingswood, we are passionate about the future and contributing to a fair and sustainable future for all. We recognise that we have a unique opportunity to educate and empower our pupils and wider community to share this vision and deliver this future. To this effect, the School offers a wide variety of activities, projects and programmes that engage with the many facets of sustainability.
Kingswood has forged strong and mutually beneficial links through our involvement with the EDCLUB Movement, which aims to educate disadvantaged children through Skype sessions, and the School Linking Programme, which connects students with young people in East Africa. Kingswood is also a founding member of the Bath Youth Climate Summit and runs a number of upcycling activities and competitions.
In addition to these projects, the School maintains a Sustainable Development Committee, which is made up of representatives from all key stakeholder groups and meets termly to discuss the advancement of sustainability within the School. This group is supported by the student-led Sustainable Development Society, which contributes representatives to the committee and helps to identify areas for improvement and to represent the student body's perspective.