Part of the ethos here at STAGS is helping those members of our community less fortunate than ourselves. As a school community we aim to raise £25,000 per year for local, national and international causes. Each of the seven Houses has a charity that they work with from October each school year. The House Captains make use of their assemblies to promote the work of their charity as well as to encourage the members of their House to support the charity through running various fundraising stalls.
As well as raising money for outside agencies the students at STAGS also raise funds to improve their school environment by supporting the work of the STAGS PTA.
This year the House Charities for 2016-2017 are:
Austen: St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge
Bronte: The Hunger Project
Curie: Herts Air Ambulance
Franklin: St Albans and District Foodbank
Hepworth: Over the Wall
Johnson: Young Minds
Seacole: Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity
Working alongside the House Captains we also have Year 12 Charity Captains who run the whole school fundraising days/weeks. These events go to support the following charitable organisations on a yearly basis:
Macmillan Coffee Morning (September)
Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer Care (October)
Children in Need (November)
The Poppy Appeal (November)
National AIDS Trust (December)
Comic Relief or Sports Relief (March)
Armed Forces Day (June)
In addition to these charities the students also work collectively as a school to raise funds in response to natural disasters or other humanitarian crisis as they occur.
Kisaruni Girls’ School: Invest in a Girl
Working with the charity Free the Children STAGS has successfully sponsored the education of a young woman called Faith. We are delighted that Faith has successfully completed her education and has graduated from school in Dec 2016. Over the next few years STAGS will be sponsoring the education of a student called Sheilla who also attends the Kisaruni Girls’ School in Kenya. Secondary education is very expensive in Keyna and by supporting students like Sheilla the girls at STAGS get to learn about the education system in another country and help empower another young women to work her way out of poverty.