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Charity and Community Engagement

Charity Fundraising 

Fundraising for charitable causes is a large part of life at LHS and we support a wide range of causes. 

Our Sixth Form Prefect Team chose three charities each year and each House focuses on raising money for their charity. 

The Sixth Form charities for 2019/2020 are:

  • Global Action Plan (Bradgate)
  • Malala Fund (Beaumanor)
  • The Y (Charnwood)

We also support several other charities throughout the year, including:

  • Comic Relief
  • Jeans for Genes 
  • Macmillian 
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • The Poppy Appeal
  • Special Care Baby Unit at the Leicester Royal Infirmary
  • Unicef
  • WWF

Volunteering

Many girls undertake further volunteering as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award. Alongside this, Year 11 girls take part in the "Right to Read" scheme and volunteer in local primary schools.

The School choirs offer their services to local events and entertain residential homes, and Sixth Formers assist at Masterclasses for local primary schools throughout the year.

Schools and Nurseries Engagement  

We work closely with a number of local nurseries, providing them with access to our outdoor learning space and other facilities in our Junior Department

We also work closely with local primary schools, providing girls with the opportunities to build their Science skills through our Science Superstars scheme. Approx 20 girls from local primary schools attend LHS for three afternoons in the summer term to undertake a series of fun and informative science lessons. 

We also run our very popular Saturday Masterclasses throughout the year. The Masterclasses allow girls from local primary schools to find out more about a subject they have shown an interest in. Running on Saturday mornings for two hours, the Masterclasses include topics as diverse as: 

  • Mud, Glorious Mud 
  • Shakespearian Shenanigans 
  • The Flavour Factory 
  • Screen Printing 
  • The Home Front 
  • The Art of Asking Philosophical Questions 

If you are a local school interested in working with us please email Roshni Gokani r.gokani@leicesterhigh.co.uk

Community Links 

We are very grateful to be based in such a thriving and community minded area of the city. We work closely with several local businesses via our Shop Local Card. Our premises are also available to hire to local community groups. 

Our Little Learners Playgroup is a fun and a social group for boys and girls aged 0-5 and their parents which runs every Thursday morning during term time. 

Sponsorship

We provide sponsorship for local events, including the annual Music in the Park event in support of the LOROS Hospice. We are also delighted to have sponsored the England Women's Rugby Captain, Sarah Hunter and rising rugby star, Leah Barlett for the 2018/19 and 2019/2020 seasons. 

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