Our sense of community has an international dimension. In 2004 we raised £12,000 to help build a school in Thmar Bang in Cambodia. By 2010 we raised a further £14,000 which allowed the school to be extended. Our on-going links with the school do much to promote the idea of global citizenship.
We support the school on an ongoing basis providing classroom resources and paying the salary of one of the staff.
In 2009 our Cambodia committee took a decision to press ahead with a much needed 2 classroom extension to replace a tin shack and these classrooms have been in use since October 2010. Our more distant goal is to fund an electronic link.
In 2012, staff and Sixth Form students spent a week visiting the Cambodian school, teaching the students, using western techniques. The visit was beneficial to all involved, allowing a good exchange of ideas and teaching methods.
The school has a long tradition of raising money for charity. A wide range of local, national and international charities are supported (we actively support Children in Need and Comic Relief) through a variety of fund raising activities. Each year students raise several thousand pounds.