Charities and Leadership Opportunities

Kendrick takes part in a very large amount of charity work which is what makes us so special and unique compared to other schools.

The students strive to make an impact on the lives of others in the outer community. Recently the Head Girl Team raised more than £2000 for Sport Relief  and each Year group has a charity week every year, which raise immense amounts of money for their chosen charity.

Kendrick School's Eco-Committee 

Kendrick School’s Eco-Committee was set up in 2017, as it is important to us that we are conscious of the impact our school has on the area around us and the wider world. The committee consists of one to two representatives from each form in the school, elected by their peers, as well as several keen staff members.

Having been established for less than a year, we are proud to have achieved the Bronze Eco-Schools Award and are working towards obtaining Silver. We have set up an action plan to reduce the landfill waste produced and increase the recycling done within the school. One of our initiatives has been to pair up and re-designate bins; proposals to manage food packaging are being worked on, as we work through the practicalities of bringing Tupperware, using dishwashers or using recyclable cartons; and our new eating spaces are part of this drive to reduce plastic waste and change our habits.

Eco-Committee brings these matters before the students and raises them with school leadership, in the hope that students will take this initiative to heart and think about the impact they are having while in school and elsewhere.

The state of the environment is a problem that society is becoming increasingly aware of, thanks to programmes like ‘Blue Planet’ and several high-impact reports on BBC News. At Kendrick we want to do the best we can to have a positive impact. If you have ideas or contacts that you think would be of use in helping Kendrick to be more Eco-friendly, we’d love to hear from you. Please support us through discussing these matters with your daughter.

Year 10 Charity Week 

Last week saw Year 10 organise events to support Oxfam’s Stay in School Appeal. The aim of the appeal is to raise money to buy bicycles for girls in lesser developed countries so that they can get to school safely and arrive alert and ready to learn.

The charity team organised a non-uniform day for the year group and held a cake sale to raise funds. The grand total was £275 which is enough to buy over 5 bicycles. They also created a piece of art by encouraging as many students as possible to contribute their hand print to a banner symbolising the cause they were hoping to address.

Thank you and well done to all involved in the week!

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Year 9 Charity Week  

Year 9’s have been raising money for Clear Sky Children’s Charity, which is a local charity that focuses on early intervention and rehabilitation through Play Therapy.

The Charity Representatives from each Form have worked extremely hard to have a successful week! Well done to all involved and once we have our total amount raised confirmed, we will let you know.

Year 7 Charity Week 

The Year 7 Charity Week was from Tuesday 2nd of May to Friday 5th of May. We raised money for Launchpad – a local charity for homeless people.

All three forms worked together, and the other years loved it (or so it seemed!). On Tuesday, there was an amazing bake sale! There were cookies, muffins, brownies, cupcakes, and slices of cake. All the other years gorged themselves and said they were super tempted to by all of them! We sold loads, raising £172 in one day, making it one of the most successful cake sales ever.

On Wednesday there was a fun-filled fair that took place in the hall. The stalls included cakes, a second hand book stall, raffle, stress gadgets (slime and rice filled balloons), sweets and chocolate, candy floss and popcorn, and more. It was diverse, creative, well priced, and enjoyable.

On Thursday, people from each Year 7 form went round with mobile games and activities. 7B did The Jelly Bean Challenge, which was racing another person to see who could transfer the most jellybeans, using chopsticks! 7C did The Chubby Bunny Challenge. This is again a competition to see who can fit the most marshmallows in their mouth. 7F did another competition The Strawberry Lace Race. The challenge was to see (in a pair) who could suck up a strawberry lace the quickest.

On Friday, Year 7 had an own clothes day and almost every Year 7 took part. It was a great first charity week for us all – we all did our bit by funding and bringing along all the things we needed. We hope that our Charity Week, in which we raised a total of £682 will make a difference to the life of a homeless person.

Reading Youth Cabinet