Our Quaker values encourage our students to ‘let their lives speak’ meaning to take action, not just talk about it and this manifests itself in a number of ways through our curriculum and extracurricular activities. We want our students to think about their existence in a wider sense, understanding issues that affect their world and the impact we have on our environment.
We promote social responsibility and support our pupils’ enthusiasm to make a difference through charitable fundraising events, conservational projects and education in global and environmental issues.
We have a team of students and staff who meet and co-ordinate our charitable events through the year.
Charities we support:
MacMillan Cancer Support
The founder of MacMillan Cancer Support, Douglas MacMillan is an old scholar of Sidcot and so it is fitting that Sidcot continues to support this charity each year with fundraising events such as the Big Coffee Mornings. Due to the passion and commitment of our children and staff we have been one of their top 10 corporate hosts for the past 2 years and are proud to help the charity celebrate its centenary year in 2011.
Shoe Box Appeal
Staff and children at Sidcot school have been supporting the UK’s largest children’s Christmas appeal by wrapping, packing and sending 101 shoeboxes of gifts as part of the Operation Christmas Child appeal. The charity has been running for 19 years and delivers the gift filled shoeboxes to disadvantaged children in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Year 11 Sidcot students, Kloe Cooper and Alice Pickles, organised the collection along with Head of Year 7, Julie Green. They began by holding Year 7 workshops, however the initiative soon spread to the whole school with staff and children showing their generosity by bringing gifts in to donate to the appeal.