Pupils at Latymer Upper School actively engage in fund raising for charity, supporting a wide range of causes.
Fund raising activities are wide-ranging and great fun! Recent fundraisers have included: fashion shows, talent shows, the Latymer Arts Fair, sales of home-made cakes, sky-diving, sponsored rowing on the School's rowing machines, dodgeball competitions and sponsored silences. All activities are devised, organised and run by pupils, and it is the pupils who decide the charities to be supported.
Latymer Upper School has a proud history of supporting local, national and international charities and has forged strong links with its friends and neighbours whether in the community, outside the school gates or as far away as Africa. Each year the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools vote for the charities they would like to support and these range from Child Rescue Nepal, Care 4 Calais to the annual Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day.
Latymer’s overseas projects
Latymer Upper’s recent international initiative in Uganda, is one which will remain a strong and personal link for all who are involved for many years to come. Latymer’s friends in Kampala at the M- Lisada orphanage, Mummy Foundation and Tender Talents Magnet School were supported by visits from 30 Latymerian pupils in the summer of 2013 and a supplementary follow up visit by Rachel Monahan one of the School’s two charities co-ordinators. In addition, a new link has formed with Soft Power Education based in Jinja, the second largest town in Uganda. In the summer of 2014, six Lower Sixth pupils travelled independently to Jinja to carry out voluntary work developing classrooms in a rural primary school. The school has raised over £10,000 to sponsor eight young orphans to go to school and to help fund the redevelopment of the Mummy Foundation, an education centre for women and children based in a Kampala slum. Fundraising events for Uganda have included Strictly Latymer, a raffle, cake sales and non-uniform days.