At The Paragon, we want the children to feel part of their local community and engaged in the wider world. Our students enjoy fundraising for charities at home and overseas. The experience brings them into contact with people and ideas outside their day-to-day experience and they enjoy the continuing relationship they are able to build with individual charities. We believe that having a charity to support helps the children see themselves as global as well as local citizens.
In September 2018, the children chose 52 Lives as their organisation to support, raising over £9,500 over the course of the year. For the year 2019-20, we will be supporting the Forever Friends Appeal at the RUH with PTA events, and fun fundraisers dreamed up by pupils at the school.
The charity funds projects that make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients cared for by the Royal United Hospitals as well as the friends and family who visit them. Typically, they fund new and additional equipment, research and innovations, as well as finishing touches and ‘extras’. Staff and children were shown the wonderful neonatal care unit which had been built from funds raised by the charity, and talked about a child called Henry who has cerebral palsy and has been receiving physiotherapy since the age of 11 months, who has received equipment to help with mobility, funded by the Friends.
We look forward to dreaming up our first fundraising activity!
Charitable giving is a strong feature of the school.ISI Inspection Report