At St Faith’s we are keen that our pupils develop, from the earliest years, a sense of responsibility to the communities of which they are a part.
Pre Prep pupils earn team points according to classroom behaviour and effort, thus quickly learning the impact of good behaviour on a collective. Team sports re-emphasise the philosophy of all for one and one for all. Whole school assemblies frequently focus on the greater importance of giving rather than taking.
Beyond the school community we support, through our House system, a variety of charities. Visitors from these charities explain to our children why their work is so important and why those supported by the charity are in need. Our pupils then embark across the school year on a number of fund raising activities from cake sales to recycling projects.
Developing a strong sense of social responsibility is a focus of school life through a child’s time at St Faith’s.
Our community at St Faiths extends beyond the walls of our school, beyond the city of Cambridge and beyond even our shores. For over 14 years our partnership with Makukhanye Primary School in Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa has truly demonstrated the importance of giving. Through a variety of fundraising endeavours, St Faith’s has managed to fund a school hall, a feeding programme for orphaned students and a wonderful new sports area. Over the years a number of sports tours to the Eastern Cape have enabled pupils, staff, and frequently parents too, to meet Makukhanye students and to foster long-distance relationships. In 2017 our itinerary will include both sports and music events with over 20 Year 7 and 8 children participating.