Involvement in charitable fundraising is an integral part of the educational experience that we offer at the Maynard. Our aim to encourage students to be “socially responsible and compassionate” is exhibited in this aspect of school life.
Each year, the school raises a considerable amount of money for a variety of local and global charities. Individual houses decide on their own fundraising activities and implement them themselves, always displaying an enormous enthusiasm and dedication to their causes. This helps to build a sense of community within the school, raises an awareness of the needs of others and demonstrates the essence of the broad and balanced curriculum that we offer.
The challenge of charity fundraising is very much enjoyed by the pupils and is perceived by them as an opportunity to indulge their creativity and imagination in order to benefit others. This has resulted in some very enterprising ideas over the years, including ‘Miss Comic Relief’, pyjama days, fashion shows, nail bars, fetes and even being a sponsored dinner lady for a day!