Partnerships and the Community
We are keen to develop a sense of social responsibility within the girls and throughout school life, through a range of activities.
We are passionate about providing support to local primary and secondary schools and building relationships. These include – online safety awareness workshops, gifted and talented Physical Education, Drama, Music and Science workshops, as well as Cookery sessions. King’s is a link school with Clare College, Cambridge to support Years 5 and 10 with educational scholarship and the development of aspirations. 87 Year 5s and 34 Year 10s from a variety of schools benefited from this programme last year. In addition, many of our Sixth Formers mentor younger children, providing additional in-class support. We also have a special relationship with a school in Dundlod, India where some of our Lower Sixth students spend a week teaching each year.
Funds are raised for numerous different charities, including Guide Dogs for the Blind, Macmillan and Amnesty International, with the annual 'Amnestea' initiative. Other annual initiatives include the Christmas shoe box appeal for underprivileged children; Children in Need; collections for the Ronald MacDonald house at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, and cookery events for Myton Hospice. Girls in each key stage nominate charities which they wish to support and organise a full range of fund-raising events, from talent shows, to a charity mixed netball tournament with the boys of Warwick School, and many food sales. The four school houses have chosen charities to support over the next five years.
Girls are encouraged to take an active role in various community based initiatives. King’s girls work with the ‘Kissing it Better’ charity, which works to make a difference to those in care or in hospital. They visit Warwick Hospital and entertain patients before sharing conversations and memories. For one of our Friday afternoon activities girls and boys from Warwick School take a First Aid course, and do a further course, aimed at developing caring skills and empathy. We have a special relationship with our neighbours at Park View Nursing Home, Warwick and girls enjoy visiting, to entertain and play games with the residents.
From Booklet of Good Wishes for Park View Care Home, Warwick