Every year we choose a charity to support and have raised over £80,000 in the last ten years! Students spend the year putting on a number of different events to raise money for the charity.
2023/24 – Teenage Cancer Trust
House Celebration Day
On Friday 6th October, we had our House Celebration day! Students and staff were proudly wearing their house colours as part of non uniform day. The day had three key events, the House run 4 Stanborough, the whole school walk and the House fayre.
Run 4 Stanborough
Students from year 7 to the sixth form competed in the house run around the Stanborough north lake. It was brilliant to see students competing in their house colours, some even wore fancy dress as spiderman! After totalling the scores, Sopwell were our winners for this year!
Whole school walk
Students who were not competing in the run completed a walk around both Stanborough lakes. Luckily the weather was on our side and it was a lovely occasion for students and staff to walk together in their houses.
After the run and walk, students returned to school to find the House fayre. There were lots of activities for students to participate in with music in the background. The fayre ended with our gunging ceremony, where Mr Torindo and Miss Nelson were the lucky members of staff to be gunged!
It was brilliant to see the enjoyment students and staff had in celebrating their House identity through this day. A huge thank you to all involved, a great way to start the year!
We have a number of non-uniform days and each year group organises a charity event. The year ends with our Festival on the Field in the last week of term.
In 2019/20 we continued to support the Ollie Foundation as we had forged close links and were keen to fully utilise its considerable expertise and resources in the area of teenage mental health issues.
In 2018/19 we supported two local charities; the Ollie Foundation and the Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation. We raised a total of £6,724.60
In 2017 we raised £7263.35 for Young Minds.
In 2016 we raised £10,042.69 for Herts Young Homeless (HYH).
In 2015 we raised £9,200 for Build Africa.
In 2014 we raised a fantastic £10, 180.84 for the Great Ormond Street Hospital charity.
In 2013 we raised £9032.14 for our charity of the year HAD: Hertfordshire Action on Disability.
In 2012 we raised £11,019.60 for our chosen charity which was Rays of Sunshine Children’s charity.
In 2011 we raised £12,000.00 our highest amount ever, for our chosen charity The Teenage Cancer Trust.
In 2010 we raised £8500.00 which was amazing which went to our chosen charity, the British Red Cross.
In 2009 we raised £5500.00 which went towards our new quad area.
In 2008 we successfully raised £4000.00 for the school. We used the funds for a new bike shed and playground markings, and the rest of the money went to our chosen charity.
In 2007 students raised £4500.00 for the school and Keech Cottage children’s hospice.
In 2006 we raised £5000.00 for the school and Guide Dogs for the Blind.