The school seeks to provide public benefit in many ways from raising money for various charities through to reducing the carbon footprint of the school.
A charity we have worked with for many years, the Bwengu project was set up by a Rugby couple to improve the lot of people living in the village of Bwengu in Malawi. This charity has transformed the lives of hundreds of people by providing the materials to allow the local people to rebuild primary and secondary schools, churches and a health centre. They have also set up a food store and filled it with food so that the children in the surrounding area can be sure of their food supply throughout the year regardless of the weather.
The children in Class IV compare and contrast life in Bwengu with life in Rugby as a part of their Geography course. Class IV are always moved by what they learn so they raise money for the project through different activities including a sponsored silence, a penny path and competitions and quizzes. Last year they raised over £1400! As part of their studies they have met a local resident who used to live in Bwengu who was able to describe life there from first hand experience.
Other Charitable Giving
Each term we raise money for different charities, during the last year this has included the charity Wheelpower as well as Guide Dogs for the Blind and the school has also organised collections for Rugby Food Bank.