Helping people by charity is the most human thing we can do. – Oprah Winfrey
At Dover Grammar School for Girls compassion is one of the main character values that drives our community’s charity work. Students and staff are committed to raising funds for a variety of causes which are connected to our local and global communities. This has allowed for students to learn and empathise with a variety of charities and their aims. Our student’s world view is increased by interacting and learning about these charities and their aims.
Our Christmas Market which is an annual event was adapted in 2020-2021 to become a festive raffle. Through donations of prizes from local businesses, parents and staff we were able to create a variety of hampers. This fundraising endeavour made £2,165 for Asthma UK. In 2021-2022 we continued to run a festive raffle for the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation as it is a charity which has affected some in our community. The response we received from parents, students and staff for this year’s raffle was fantastic with so many great prizes being given and raffle ticket sales were excellent. As a result, we raised £1,319.89 for our chosen charity this year.
In addition to our Christmas Market/raffles we support charities through non-uniform days. We use these to raise awareness of charities and their goals throughout the year. This year we have chosen the following charities to support through our non-uniform days.
8th October – Young Minds / #HelloYellow
10th December – Save the Children Festive Jumper day
4th February – Hope for Tomorrow
4th March – Fairtrade
27th May – Hope Not Hate
Our school community also raises awareness through donating materials or products to a range of charities. The 6th form prefect team traditionally runs the Harvest festival with donations being made to the Trussel Trust foodbanks. As a result of the growing demand on foodbanks the 6th form team decided to collect more materials for the Trussel Trust through form activities this year. Form groups designed boxes of products and festive materials to be donated to our local Trussel Trust foodbank. Moreover, we have an established Fairtrade event that runs each year with students creating and running activities that raise awareness of the issues associated with sustainable and ethically produced food.
During the COVID-19 pandemic we saw many of our community spring to action to help support the front-line workers by making PPE. Our teachers and students helped to produce face shields and donated safety glasses. This is something we are tremendously proud of as even in the face of adversity our community showed compassion and courage in helping those in our local community.
DEC Fundraising Update
We Hit our Target!
Click here to find out more about our fun and competitive week of fundraising for the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) in aid of the conflict in Ukraine.
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- @Anstey_Harris @BranPuppy @PhillipaAshley @hume_janice Whilst we cannot condone the original theft, we're pleased that it found a loving, long-term home. In terms of reparations, the librarian is currently calculating the late fee, but would be more than willing to settle for a signed copy of your next book!
- A huge well done to our Y8 students for coming 2nd in the #FaradayChallengeDay! They did extremely well using circuits to build a moisture sensor for a drone. Thank you to Folkestone School for Girls for hosting! 🥈 @IETeducation https://t.co/cRbveE54BF
- 90% of our A-level students achieved A*-B last year. Students enjoy creating & editing films using our Mac suite. An AS Level Film Studies option is also available. Find out more at our Sixth Form Open Evening on November 24th https://t.co/RRRcrDJW4e https://t.co/3OIpcLFLqi
- A-level Science students at DGGS Sixth Form enjoy a range of extracurricular activities including IRIS Projects in Physics & Chemistry, a STEM journal & an Emerging Talent Medical Programme which includes work placement, guest speakers & entrance test practice workshops. https://t.co/Ke1XBhT7sk
- Congratulations to all the students involved in our Winter Showcase last week! It was a fantastic evening & nice to see a full hall for the concert. Well done to all students who performed, an amazing experience for all! Looking forward to the Carol Service on the 14th December.. https://t.co/ZhD037jkw1
- 50% of our A-level English Literature students achieved grade A*-A & 85% achieved A*-B last year. Find out more at our Sixth Form Open Evening on November 24th https://t.co/RRRcrDKtTM https://t.co/iFX1iBTHDy
- Thank you to @SoniaCrozier, our honoured guest speaker at Presentation Evening, a truly inspirational speech! Prizes & awards were given to students for achievement & contribution, well done! Thank you also, to the Mayor, Councillor Gordon Cowan who was able to join us. @DoverTC https://t.co/cKtNMQFUVa
- 64% of our A-Level Art students achieved a grade A*-A & 100% achieved a grade A*-B last year. Students enjoy a range of trips, life-model workshops & ‘artist in residence’ days, & have had work exhibited in top London galleries 🎨🖌️ Find out more at our Sixth Form Open Evening ⬇️ https://t.co/GjxqmJ3c1Y
- We would like to thank Mr Brian Dobinson of the @RotaryCantUK & Mr Leigh Saunders of the Leigh Educational Foundation for the generous donation towards reading books for DGGS. The money will go towards English reading texts which will hugely benefit our students! #Literature 📚 https://t.co/aqSXFLbsKi
- Today at DGGS we are celebrating #OddSocksDay to raise awareness of the Anti-Bullying Alliance's campaign & our school's commitment to stand against bullying. Our odd socks celebrate diversity & acceptance &, as you can see, a rainbow of colourful sock choices 🧦#AntiBullyingWeek https://t.co/W0qL1zVUyr