Prior's Field girls are generous and take their responsibilities seriously.
In a typical year we may support Help for Heroes, Jeans for Genes, British Legion, Lifeboat Week, Children in Need, Comic Relief and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. Recent activities have included cake sales, mufti days, Krispy Kreme sales, car washing, weeding gardens for pensioners, horse riding for the disabled, painting murals in hospices and disabled children's tea parties have also proved popular. In the Summer term, an ice-cream van visits the school on a Friday and 20% of the money taken is returned to the school. This is donated to charity.
For a number of years we have supported Chase and Hearing Dogs, raising money for 2 dogs.
Each House also selects its own charity to support each year, and these have ranged from Medical Research to the Make a Wish Foundation.
Prefects' Rag Week, Jeans for Genes and Comic Relief are important events in the school calendar, with students taking the initiative to organise fundraising events and activities.
Once a term, the school has a 'poverty lunch', donating that day's catering costs to charities such as Good Gifts. Last year PF provided goats and hens to villages in developing countries.
Interact Club and HOPE-HIV
The Interact Club is presently involved in a number of fund-raising projects: selling goods to raise month for HOPE-HIV; organising a raffle to benefit the Starfish Foundation; exploring ways of lending further support to Great Ormond Street Hospital and getting involved with Fulbrook School's Silver Surfing program, where they help the 'silver' generation get to grips with the mysteries of their PC. In 2011-12, Interact Club worked with School Council on supporting girls' education in developing and war-torn countries.
Amnesty Club has launched an initiative, whereby they collect unwanted mobile phones on behalf of Amnesty Internaitonal. These are then sent off to Amnesty, who receive £5 per phone, however old it is!
Messages to Haiti
Following the hugely successful Hike for Haiti, the first form wrote some beautiful and heartfelt messages of hope to children in Haiti. They wrote in French and in Haitian Creole, extending the department's portfolio of languages! Lovely cards and letters were produced with illustrations, as a demonstration of the girls' concern for their peers in such tragic circumstances. All the cards and letters were sent to a personal contact of the Languages Depatment in Haiti - North Haiti Mission and Haiti Hospital Appeal.