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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- 📣We are extremely proud of one of our Year 11 students who has recently participated in the Kent Gymnastics competition at the weekend. She demonstrated her skills by succeeding in achieving a 1st place and 2 x second places in floor, beam & overall gymnastics! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/aUk5JjogQF
- Thank you to everyone that came to our 6th form Open Evening and discovered who we are and why we are so successful! Scan below to browse our prospectus and see our range of subjects #yourfuture #sixthform #sixthformlife #furthereducation #dggssixthform pic.twitter.com/eMpxgEYHdA
- DGGS were very pleased to make a 10kg donation to the Folkestone @CommunityFridge on Friday with the food leftover from the CPD conference. #servingthecommunity #preventfoodwaste #positivechange #savetheplanet #helpothers @HubbubWorld pic.twitter.com/M4KyxPdUfU
- Huge thanks to Mr Walton @socpsyteach for a highly organised conference with the engaging @tombennett71 who ran 3 different sessions on all aspects of behaviour It was great to welcome staff from other schools for a fantastic collaborative CPD day! #improvebehaviour #backtobasics pic.twitter.com/TSaJqzLz3P
- What a great day. Huge thanks to Mr Walton @socpsyteachfor for a highly organised conference with the engaging @tombennett71 who ran 3 different sessions on all aspects of behaviour! It was great to welcome staff from other local schools for a fantastic collaborative CPD day! pic.twitter.com/LhOfZFGuvg
- 📣We are extremely proud of one of our Year 11 students who has recently participated in the Kent Gymnastics competition at the weekend. She demonstrated her skills by succeeding in achieving a 1st place and 2 x second places in floor, beam & overall gymnastics!🏆 pic.twitter.com/Ja4FXvIpN8
- Very proud of one of our Y12 student who played for the England Rugby Centre of Excellence, South East, against Saracens Centre of Excellence. Well done 👏@EnglandRugby@Saracens#rugby #inspirational #goforit pic.twitter.com/cPI0I4jiJM
- Our 2023 Sixth Form Open Evening timetable is now live, please click the link below to see what is on offer and plan your evening. We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday 23rd November 2023, 6pm.🧑🎓https://t.co/9A4LmCeZhs#Openevening #Sixthform #Buildyourlegacy pic.twitter.com/gtzvYhDpR2
- 🏉🏉Very proud of one of our Y12 student's who played for the England Rugby Centre of Excellence, South East, against Saracens Centre of Excellence. Well done 👏@EnglandRugby @Saracens #rugby #inspirational #goforit pic.twitter.com/inX7mnoTuC
- Absolutely delighted to host the Computer Science Professional Development Group meeting @DGGS! Let's shape the future of CS education together .📣 Thank you📣 Professor Peter Millican @UniofOxford for sharing his 🐢Turtle System Software @CompHubKent #Computing #TheTurtleSystem pic.twitter.com/CW8uKqAyYo
- Our GCSE and A level students🔖listened to an inspiring mobile software development talk 🖥️ It was exciting to see the endless possibilities in the tech world. Let's encourage more students to dive into computer science at KS5 & beyond! #IsaacCompSci #WeAreComputing #Inspiration pic.twitter.com/E60zWOpOCO
- This week we are celebrating #oddsocks where we encouraged the students to wear odd socks to celebrate diversity and uniqueness amongst our community! This years theme is #makeanoise 📣 Safe to say, the students socks really did make a noise!🧦 pic.twitter.com/sxPYy8mgxq